DIY: Lego Toddler Costume
This year for Halloween, we decided to make our costumes at home. It’s a great way to save money and it was a whole lot of fun! I had the idea to make my kids little Lego blocks and decided to start a hunt around the house to see what I could find to make these costumes come to life! I gathered up all my supplies and got to work! With the help of my boyfriend, we completed these costumes in one evening.
Here's what you'll need:
Used box (Perfect for all those extra diaper boxes every parent has!)
Spray paint lids (9 for a Lego, 5 for a Duplo)
Start by cutting out one end, so their bodies can fit through. Cut a hole in the opposite side for their head. I cut the hole a bit larger than necessary, so I could line the shoulder sides with duct tape. This makes it a bit softer and comfier on their little bodies. Cut out the arm holes and seal any flaps. I also put duct tape on every hole so it wouldn’t catch on their clothes or skin.
Now you’ve got the base complete. (Give yourself a round of applause! Yay, you!) Trace the spray paint lids where you’d like them on the box (2 columns of 3 for the Lego and a square 4 for the Duplo). Cut just inside the lines, so the spray paint lid will fit snugly. For the Lego block, place the spray paint lids with the top on the outside and secure inside with duct tape. (The duct tape is more of a precautionary measure. My lids fit tightly enough that the duct tape wasn’t really necessary.) For the Duplo block, flip the lid so the top goes inside the box. Then place a cardboard circle that you cut out from the box into the lid to create the look of a Duplo!
For the back, do the same thing as the front. Trace the lids, cut out holes. Place 3 down the middle for the Lego and just one in the middle for the Duplo. Place the top of the spray paint lid in first and push the lid all the way into the box. Secure inside with duct tape. (This side needs the duct tape as their little bodies will be pushing on these lids.
Now all that’s left is the painting! Pick any color your imagination can dream of (or your little one requests) and paint the box! Once dry, you can decorate as you wish! Lego blocks have the word ‘LEGO’ on each knob. Duplo blocks have no writing, but often have eyes on the sides. Be creative!
We went to the Spook Parade in Ottawa, KS and entered into the costume contest. We didn’t win, but I’m pretty sure we were crowd favorite. After the contest, everyone walks the little downtown area and stops in and trick-or-treats at all the shops. We got a ton of compliments and people even asked to take their picture! My kids LOVED their costumes and everywhere we went we heard, “Look, a LEGO!”
What are your favorite DIY Costumes? Comment below!
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