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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Easy DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Why DIY?

DIY Halloween costumes are a fun way to get the whole family involved. And with a little creativity, they can be just as stylish and impressive as any store-bought costume. For kids, DIY costumes offer the opportunity to be anyone or anything they want to be. So whether they’re dreaming of being Bob Ross or a martian, there’s a DIY costume that will let them bring their vision to life. For adults, making your own costume provides an opportunity to unleash creativity, and you’ll be sure to get way more compliments! Here are some of my favorite DIY Halloween costumes for kids:

Princess

With a little help from an adult, even the littlest princess can transform into royalty with a DIY costume. A simple white dress can be embellished with lace, sequins, and feathers to create a stunning gown fit for a princess. Add a tiara and some sparkly shoes, and your little one will be ready to trick-or-treat in style. Click here for some great ideas for DIY princess costumes from Country Living.

Superhero

Every kid wants to feel like a superhero on Halloween, and with a DIY costume, they can! Start with a basic bodysuit in their favorite color, then add some felt or fabric details to create a unique costume that’s all their own. Add some face paint or a mask, and they’ll be ready to take on any villain that comes their way. Click here to see examples of DIY Superhero costumes from The Spruce Crafts.

Dinosaur

Roar! Your little one can become their favorite prehistoric creature with this easy DIY costume. Start with a green bodysuit, then add some scale details using felt or fabric. Don’t forget the tail! To really bring the costume to life, add some face paint or props like cardboard dinosaur claws. Check out these adorable DIY dinosaur costumes from Good Housekeeping.

Star Wars

Kids love dressing up as their favorite characters from the movies, and there’s no shortage of options when it comes to Star Wars costumes. Choose their favorite character, then add some DIY details to create a unique and impressive costume. Add a lightsaber or blaster for an authentic touch, and your kid will be ready. Check out this post from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls for tutorials on DIY Star Wars Costumes.

These are just a few of the many great DIY costumes that you and your family can enjoy on Halloween. And when your costume is done, check out our Halloween projects like this Spooky Lantern and Mask. With a little creativity, the possibilities are endless! So get creative and have fun! Happy Halloween!

What are your favorite DIY Halloween costumes? Share in the comments below!

3 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

3 Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

When the temperature starts to drop, it might be time for a wardrobe switch. Summer clothes get pushed aside and our closets fill with sweaters, scarves, and cozier options. In the midst of this transition, consider setting aside a couple items that you no longer wear, and using them for craft projects! Sure, you can always donate clothes, but you can’t beat the satisfaction of turning something old into something new. Here are 3 ideas for repurposing old clothes:

1). Monster Gloves or Finger Puppets: snip off the fingers, then glue or attach yarn, beads, buttons, or any other decorations you’d like! You can also use the snipped fingers to create finger puppets.

2). Patchwork Fabric Bowl: Create a beautiful decorative bowl using pieces of fabric. This is a simple project with gorgeous results, and works best with a range of patterns and colors.

3). Sharpie Tie-Dye: Avoid the mess of traditional tie-dye, and use sharpies and rubbing alcohol instead! Brighten up socks, t-shirts, or any other white piece of clothing.

5 Ideas for Bachelorette Parties

5 Ideas for Bachelorette Parties

Looking for ideas for bachelorette parties in Summit County? Here are a few alternatives to the standard bar-hopping routine:

1). Book The Frosted Flamingo for a customized crafting session. Get crafty with your ladies and choose 1 or 2 DIY projects from our pre-set menu, or contact us for special requests! We will also travel with our mobile art studio to your party!

2). Studio B Dance Center’s Bachelorette parties are a great way to spoil the bride-to-be in a fun, sassy and interactive way! The party is an hour long and consists of learning a sexy combination which can be done to the music of choice in either pole dance, burlesque, lap dance & striptease style, or any style the bride-to-be prefers!

3). Book a pontoon for a booze cruise on lake Dillon. It’s a gorgeous way to spend an afternoon.

4). Hike to one of the most beautiful spots in Summit County: The Spruce Creek trail to Mohawk Lakes. 

5). Get physical at Mountain Axe in Breckenridge!

Take this tips and your bachelorette party weekend will be one for the books!

The Art of Doing Nothing

The Art of Doing Nothing

For me, this week has felt like a seismic shift. With the school year over, I have had much more time on my plate, and I have had ample opportunity to practice the art of doing nothing! I have been able to do the small chores around the house that I couldn’t prioritize until now. I have been able to exercise and be outside. I’ve enjoyed more time with my son and husband. I’ve had hours for myself. And best of all…I’ve had time to do nothing.

If you’re like me, you schedule everything on your calendar...grocery shopping, dates with friends, brushing teeth (just kidding)! But in all seriousness, sometimes it’s difficult to relax and to not have a plan. We are programmed to be busy and productive all the time, but doing nothing can have incredible benefits. It is when I am doing nothing that the most creative thoughts come into being. I am able to process decisions and think rationally, rather than compulsively. Doing nothing is excellent medicine, and instead of feeling guilty about doing nothing, we need to consider the art of doing nothing a necessary part of our routine, like eating or sleeping. Here’s an interesting article from Forbes Magazine on this topic. The article starts with this Confucius quotation: “Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous.” 

So…my challenge to you is to take 5 minutes and sit away from people and things. No people, no kids, no phone, no work! I’ll allow doodling, but that’s it! 🙂 It might be hard and it might feel uncomfortable, but the benefits of this self-care will outweigh the discomforts. Once you make the time for this, every day, let me know how it goes! I bet that you’ll be more productive, more creative, and happier as a result.

A Creative Picnic

A Creative Picnic

If you’re ready for summer, clap once! If you’re ready for sandals, clap twice! If you are ready to spend time with friends and family, clap three times! Great…I’ve got your attention now! (See, I did learn some tricks in the classroom, after all)! June is a wonderful time to be in the mountains, and there are so many activities and events to choose from in the summer, it’s often hard to choose what to do! In addition to the Farmers’ Markets, outdoor concerts, family-friendly festivals, and art fairs, there is a never-ending list of outdoor options! If you’re feeling lost, check out our website calendar for Community Events like Bacon and Bourbon at Keystone! And if you’re already feeling overwhelmed, check out our Packaged Kits, and plan a contemplative creative picnic in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Remember, whether you’re rolling with friends or solo, art is always an option in the summertime, in the mountains. Hope to see you soon!

-Becca