Happy Halloween, Friends!
Did I tell you how I lucked out with making Halloween costumes this year? The kids had such simple requests. I’ll tell you all about it after the jump.
Ralph picked a Rubik’s Cube. It was easy and turned out great! I’ve got full DIY instructions below.
Maude was happy to go as Mrs. Frankenstein from a couple of years ago. New city. New school. So it didn’t feel like a repeat for her.
Olive wanted to go as Ralph’s Mummy from a few years ago. She’s a wise girl — she won best costume in the Halloween Parade!
Oscar wanted to be a clown. We had this darling costume, picked up from a tag sale, in our stash. He wore Ralph’s green oompa loompa wig from last year. We just had to add a big red nose.
Betty wanted to be a witch — just like last year. Easy peasy.
And June. I put on her winged slippers from Oeuf and a flutter sleeve onesie and she was a little cherub. So sweet!
I hope you and your kids are having a happy weekend. Please say Boo! from me.
P.S. — You can find lots more of our Halloween 2010 photos here. Also, keep reading for Rubik’s Cube instructions.
Rubik’s Cube DIY
1) If you can find an 18″ cubed box, start with that. I didn’t have one on hand, so I used a bigger box and then cut it down. No matter what size box you start with, you won’t need the bottom cardboard flaps, so cut them off with a box cutter.
2) You’ll need a hole at the top of the box to put your head through, and two holes on the sides for arms. I put the two top flaps together and used a mixing bowl to trace a circle, then cut it out with a box cutter. Use a smaller bowl to make arm circles.
3) Next, tape up the box with packing tape. It can be clear or brown — you’ll end up covering it in the next step. The goal is an 18″ square box with a place for a head and two arms — no bottom.
4) Use a can of black spray paint and cover the whole thing.
5) Take cardstock sheets in red, yellow, green, blue and white. Cut nine 5″ squares from each. Use double-sided tape to attach them to the black cube. There will be a little less than an inch of black between each square and around the sides.
6) When the squares overlap the arm or head holes, turn the box over and use and exacto knife to cut the excess.
7) That’s it! Not counting drying time, the whole project took about an hour and a half.