Halloween is synonymous with dressing up in elaborate costumes and going door-to-door in search of candy. Every child enjoys the process of deciding what to be for Halloween and then finding ways to embellish their costume with face paints and jewelry and matching wigs and candy bags. Mostly any design and style of costume can be found in stores or online; some are quite simple and cheap while others are extremely ornate and can cost hundreds of dollars.
Unfortunately, given the current economy, some families simply cannot afford to buy their children manufactured costumes and this scenario is especially common in families that have several children. Luckily, there are many resources available in magazines and online that help people find ways to make their own costumes that are fun, creative and cost-effective.
The Internet is a marvelous source of information and inspiration about crafting your own costume. A quick Google search revealed an excellent page on Parents.com that displayed 21 home-crafted Halloween costumes. These costumes were incredible, creative and low-cost making them absolutely ideal for parents on a budget.
To see all the costumes click here: http://www.parents.com/holiday/halloween/costumes/halloween-costumes-mad...
Making your own Halloween costume is a task that can be turned into an art lesson for homeschooling families. A child who makes their own costume can help learn creativity and self-efficacy which are good skills to have throughout life. Hence, even children born to families who cannot afford store-brought costumes can still find a way to enjoy Halloween and craft the exact costume that they want…even if it is not available in stores.