Last Minute Costume Ideas for Kids and Adults

Need some quick and easy ideas for Halloween costumes? Here are a few:


Here is a quick and easy costume suitable for both boys and girls.

Black foam paper
Yellow foam paper
Glitter glue
Batgirl/batman adult mask template (See below)
Batgirl/batman child adult template (See below)
Batman image (See below)

Black shirt
Black leggings for girls
Black skirt for girls or pants for boys
Black shoes
Yellow/Tan belt

1. Trace bat mask template onto black foam paper. Cut out. Make two whole punches on each side in the middle for the elastic string. Pull and tie elastic string through holes. Add silver or gold glitter glue to the outside edges of mask. Let dry

2. Trace batman logo onto yellow foam paper. Cut out. Remove sticker backing and place on black shirt.

3. Get dressed, put on mask and get ready for some Trick-or-Treating!



Female Witch

Black hat, black wig or black hairspray
Green and black face paint
Cape (optional)
Black and green clothing

Male Witch

Cotton for beard
Black face paint
Black clothing
Fake nose
White wig

1. Paint face with green paint (optional), add dark black circles around eyes. Add fake nose (optional).

2. Dress in black and/or green clothing.

3. Add hat, wig or hairspray. Add beard for male costume (pull bag of cotton, not cotton balls, apart to where it is long and will cover the bottom portion of your face. To make it stay, tuck sides of cotton behind your ears or under neath a hat.)

Get ready for some Trick-or-Treating!


Cowboy or Cowgirl

This costume was purchased at Wal-Mart, but with just a few items your child can transform into a little cowboy or cowgirl!

Cowboy hat
Plaid shirt
Skirt or jeans
Cowboy boots
Black face pen/paint

1. Get dressed, put on hat.

2. Add some dots on your face for some freckles.

3. Put on those boots and get ready for some walkin'. Yee-Haw!!

Have Fun and Happy Halloween!


A Yummy Kid-Friendly Labor Day Recipe

Striped Delights

An excerpt from Kimberly's Occasions to Cook For: Dishes and Desserts for Spring Holidays

1 cup granulated sugar or 1 cup Splenda for baking
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream

Red and blue food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In large mixing bowl, mix sugar, butter, vanilla, salt and egg. Stir in flour and baking soda.
3. Equally divide into two parts, place into two separate bowls.
4. Add 24 drops of red food coloring to first bowl and 24 drops of blue food coloring to the second bowl. Stir each bowl thoroughly.
5. Drop a well-rounded tablespoon of cookie dough on non-stick cookie sheet every 2 inches apart, equaling a dozen cookies per sheet.
6. Bake for 7 minutes for soft and chewy cookies. Cool.
7. Place 1 red cookie on serving plate, 1 tablespoon marshmallow crème on red cookie, top with blue cookie.
8. Repeat until remaining cookies are used.

Makes 12 cookies.