DIY Tutorial - Kids Space Shuttle Halloween Costume
We had so much fun making this DIY kids space shuttle halloween costume for our little girl and we’re happy to be sharing it with you. This costume was 1 of 4 space themed costumes we made for our family this year.
Here's what you'll need and how to make it:
- Packing tape
- White card stock paper
- White fabric
- Black felt
- Black paper cups
- Red and yellow tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners
Note: We completely forgot to take early photos of the construction but we’ll try to explain as best we can.
Find a good sized box (we happen to have this cranberry juice box from a trip to Costco). Cut an opening (toward the front of the box) large enough for child to fit through. Bottom of box is open. Cut and add cardboard for front and wings. We used packing tape but use duct tape if you can, it’s stronger. Two engine compartments in the back are made with card stock paper.
To bend the cardboard in the front, first score the cardboard.
Wrapped everything in lightweight white fabric using hot glue.
Cut slits in cups. Use pipe cleaners and straws to hold them in place.
Hot glue some red, yellow or orange tissue paper inside cups.
Cover two toilet paper rolls with black duct tape and glue inside engine compartments. Full disclaimer, I think space shuttles only have 3 engines so this may not be accurate.
We didn’t think our 3yr old would keep straps on well so we made a little tank she could easily wear and keep on.
Added windows and details around wings with black felt. Hand drew the lines using black marker. Printed and glued space shuttle logos to make it look legit.
Off she goes. The most adorable space shuttle astronaut ever.
Time and cost breakdown:
This costume took about 8hrs to make and $5 was spent on materials (cups $1, tissue paper $1 and white fabric $3).
Hope this inspires you to #CREATEmore and make lasting memories for your family. I would love to hear what you think of these in the comments section.
This costume was 1 of 4 space themed costumes we made for our family this year.
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