I came across some great sights for unique, easy costume ideas for kids for Halloween. The first site Surf Net, has costumes for toddlers and school aged children. using items found around most houses. Check out their ideas at:
One of my favorite sites for kid-friendly crafts, and holiday decorations as well as costumes is one I’ve mentioned before on this blog: Red Ted Art. While looking for costume ideas, you might also check out the 20 Apple Crafts, 20 Pumpkin Ideas, and the Bat Crafts as well. http://www.redtedart.com
Don’t forget, you can also have your child be his or her favorite Literary Character from a book by taking something unique from each character as the focus. One example would be to paint a lightning bolt on your son’s forehead and give him a pointed hat and he’s good to go as Harry Potter. A pointed hat, green face paint and a long black scarf that doubles as a cape makes a pretty acceptable witch. Dress your child in black turtleneck and tights and tie a sash around her middle and she’s an Oreo cookie. You your imagination and you won’t have to break the bank to be original.