This next D.I.Y. is terror-ific! Creating a homemade Halloween costume is simple by following this How To: Homemade iPod Costume tutorial. Using stuff you already have around the house – you can easily (and cheaply!) make a homemade ipod costume. My daughter had a blast making this…
For a homemade iPod costume you will need:
- Large cardboard box
- Silver spray paint (we used 2 cans but if you buy one with primer/paint combo you will only need 1 can)
- Permanent black marker
- Grey pencil crayon
- White Paper
- Contact Paper
- Large serving plate (used to trace large circle at front of iPod).
- Small bowl (used to trace small circle at front of iPod)
- Scissors (or box cutter) – adult help required to cut box
- White school glue
Using scissors (or box cutter) roughly cut out “screen” portion of iPod. No worries if it’s too small – you can always cut bigger later. Next, cut off the bottom flaps of box.
Carefully spray paint box. Put on old clothes to do so (you don’t want paint on your good clothes). Paint inside of “screen” too (for background). Set aside to dry.
Meanwhile, take white paper and place a large round serving dish on it. Using marker, trace a large circle. In the centre of the circle, place the smaller bowl and again trace the it. Colour the smaller circle in with grey pencil crayon. Using permanent black marker draw in the MENU and triangles for forward, back, pause as shown (or copy from your own iPod) around the bigger circle.
Place a square (the same size as your white paper) of contact paper on your white paper. Using scissors, cut contact paper/white paper circle. When the paint is dry (we waited 24 hrs) glue the circle underneath the “screen”.
On the backside of the homemade iPod add an “apple” logo (tip: print one out on your computer!). Glue it to the back of the iPod. Next, using permanent marker, write “iPod” and underneath “8GB” as shown above.
Have child try on the homemade iPod costume and mark, with the grey pencil crayon, arm holes. Carefully, using scissors cut out rectangles for arms (be sure to leave enough room to fit a warm jacket!).
This homemade iPod costume is great because kids can wear layers of clothing underneath to keep them warm as they trick or treat. It’s light. They can walk easily. If you were concerned about safety you could mark a small circle at each side for sideways viewing.
My daughter LOVED making this. To her it was a crafty activity. And she was so proud of how it turned out.
Want more Halloween tips: then you have to read 10 Halloween Treats (non-food and tons of fun)!