DIY Carnival Costumes for Kids – 10 easy and fun ideas for any occasion

10 DIY Carnival Costumes for Kids easy ideas


Carnival costumes are always a hit, especially for children who can spend unforgettable moments and have a great time. Choosing a funny costume is easy if you have plenty of ideas for homemade treasures to rummage through. Whether you are looking for costume for couples, groups, babies, children or pets, here you will surely find something suitable. Our DIY carnival costumes for kids ideas and tutorials are a great way to have a lot of fun together in the family. Just get inspired and follow the instructions!

Simple and easy DIY carnival costumes for kids

spider web costume

Adult people are often nervous or shy if they do not wear appropriate clothing at a party. Carnival costumes allow you to be braver and get the party going. Costumes are also a great icebreaker and allow you to chat with people without feeling uncomfortable.

bubble bath costume

You can be inspired by movies, books, celebrities, or funny characters and cartoons. Powerpuff Girls, Care Bears, Ninja Turtles, Barbie and Ken and the Minions are all popular characters that can easily be imitated. Everyday items like iPhone, Google Maps or even salt and pepper can also be interpreted in fabulous costumes. If you’re not excited about a store-bought costume, what do you do? Just take a look at our 10 suggestions for DIY carnival costumes for kids!.

DIY carnival costumes for kids – How to make a rocket costume

DIY rocket engine costume cool craft ideas


Materials:

3 Plastic Bottles

Aluminum Foil

Felt (red, orange and yellow)

Hot Glue Gun

Cardboard box

Scissors

Elastic bands

diy carnival costumes for kids rocket materials


Directions:

Wrap the plastic bottles with the aluminum foil. Repeat the same process with the cardboard box.

Glue the bottles to the cardboard using the hot glue gun.

Next, cut out three flames for the rockets from the red felt, as well as three smaller pieces each of the yellow and the orange felt.

Glue the pieces together and attach them over the bottlenecks using the hot glue.

Cut out the two elastic bands each to 40 cm and glue them on the other side of the box. These should serve as belts.

diy carnival costumes for kids rocket tutorial


diy carnival costumes for kids rocket engine tutorial step by step

diy easy carnival costumes for kids rocket engine tutorial step by step with photos

DIY carnival costumes for kids – How to make a mermaid costume

mermaid costume with starfish and white T shirt

Materials:

Old T-shirt (white)

Felt (green, yellow, orange, blue, white)

Ribbon (length according to the child’s head size)

Scissors

Marker

Hot glue gun

DIY mermaid costume with starfish and white T shirt materials

Directions:

Draw a starfish on the yellow felt with the marker and then cut it out.

Draw a smaller star on the orange fabric and cut it out.

Glue the little starfish on the bigger one and attach them on the ribbon with the hot glue.

Draw two shells on the green felt, cut them and glue them on the white T-shirt using the hot glue gun.

mermaid costume with starfish and white T shirt tutorial step by step

mermaid costume with starfish and white T shirt tutorial

DIY carnival costumes for kids – How to make a cupcake costume

DIY cupcake costume with pillow stuffing and pompons in pink and yellow

Materials:

A long sleeve T-shirt (any color)

Pink Fabric

Small, colorful pompoms

Buttons (different colors)

Pillow Stuffing

Thread

Needle

yellow craft paper

Ruler

Hot glue gun

Scissors

DIY cupcake costume materials

Directions:

Using the ruler, first fold the craft paper as shown in the photos and sew it to the bottom of the T-shirt with the needle and thread.

Cut three rectangles out of the fabric, each smaller than the other.

Sew the fabric on the sides, leaving one side free for the stuffing.

Stuff the fabric with the filler and then sew the open side. Repeat the same for the remaining two layers of the cupcake.

Glue the ends inward to hide the thread and attach all layers to the shirt with the hot glue gun.

Decorate the cupcake with the pompons and buttons.

DIY cupcake costume tutorial

DIY cupcake costume tutorial step by step

DIY carnival costumes for kids – Easy spider web costume (suitable for Halloween)

10 diy Carnival costumes cobweb costume

Materials:

White Fabric (1 m X 1 m)

Black Permanent Marker

Scissors

Bowl

10 diy Carnival costumes cobweb costume materials

Directions:

Fold the piece of fabric in the middle.

Mark a semicircle with the bowl in the middle on both sides of the fabric.

Cut out the circle, it will be an opening for the head.

Draw semicircles with the help of the bowl around the edges of the fabric, which you cut out with scissors.

Draw the spider web with the permanent marker.

10 diy Carnival costumes cobweb costume tutorial

10 diy Carnival costumes cobweb costume tutorial step by step

DIY carnival costumes for kids – Rapunzel’s Hair

DIY Rapunzel hair from yarn

Materials:

Yarn (yellow)

Scissors

Ribbon

A pair of Tights

Needle

Thread

Ruler

DIY Rapunzel hair from yarn materials

Directions:

Tie the legs of the pantyhose together and cut the ends to form a base for the head in the shape of a cap.

Cut strings of yarn 2 meters long, fold them in two and sew them on the pantyhose.

Tie the Rapunzel hair together with a bow.

DIY Rapunzel hair from yarn tutorial

DIY Rapunzel hair from yarn step by step

DIY carnival costumes for kids – How to make a lamb hat

DIY lamb hat with cotton balls and felt

Materials:

Felt (black and pink)

Needle

Thread

Black beanie hat

Hot glue gun

Cotton Balls

Scissors

Pen

DIY lamb hat with cotton balls and felt materials

Directions:

Draw two large and two small pieces for the ears on the black and pink felt with the pencil and then cut them out.

Glue the small ones to the larger with the hot glue and sew the ears to the top of the hat.

Glue cotton balls using the hot glue gun on the whole cap.

DIY lamb hat with cotton balls and felt tutorial

DIY lamb hat with cotton balls and felt step by step

DIY carnival costumes for kids – How to make a peacock costume

DIY peacock costume from felt and tulle

Materials:

Ribbon – 4 m (green or blue)

Tulle (green and blue)

Felt (green, blue, yellow and brown)

Scissors

Hot glue gun

Marker

DIY peacock costume from felt and tulle materials

Directions:

Cut the tulle into stripes as in the photos, and 1 meter from the ribbon.

Tie both together to make ribbons.

Draw 8 pieces in the form of an avocado on the brown felt and then cut them out. Repeat the same process on the green felt, but the pieces have to be smaller.

Cut out last small circular shapes from the yellow and the blue felt.

Glue the green pieces to the brown ones and then the yellow ones and the blue ones on top.

Cut 8 pieces from the ribbon with different lengths, which you finally attach as peacock feathers to the ribbons and tie to the tulle.

DIY peacock costume from felt and tulle tutorial

DIY peacock costume from felt and tulle step by step

How to make a Lego block costume

DIY lego block costume from cardboard and plastic cups

Materials:

Cardboard Box

Craft Knife

Marker

Paint

Brush

Hot glue gun

4 Plastic Cups

DIY lego block costume from cardboard and plastic cups materials

Directions:

Draw a circle as opening for the head on the upper side of the box, as well as two more openings for the arms. First cut out all circular shapes with the craft knife.

Glue the 4 plastic cups on the front of the costume and paint them.

Don’t forget to cut off the bottom part of the box to make a hole for the lower part of the body.

DIY lego block costume from cardboard and plastic cups step by step

DIY lego block costume from cardboard and plastic cups tutorial

DIY carnival costumes for kids – Cat Lady Costume

DIY crazy cat lady with bathrobe carnival costumes for kids

Materials:

Pink bathrobe

Stuffed Cats

Hot glue gun

DIY crazy cat lady with bathrobe carnival costumes for kids materials

Directions:

Glue the plush toys anywhere on the bathrobe with the hot glue.

quick and easy DIY carnival costumes for kids tutorial

DIY Bubble bath costume

DIY bubble bath costume with balloons rubber ducks

Materials:

Old T-shirt

White Balloons

Rubber Ducks

Bath Sponge

Hot glue gun

Shower Cap

Double Sided Tape

Scissors

DIY bubble bath costume with balloons rubber ducks and bath sponge materials

Directions:

Inflate the balloons so that they look like foam bubbles. It is best to cut the lower ends of the knots.

Glue the bubbles to the T-shirt with the double-sided adhesive tape.

Using the hot glue gun at various points glue the rubber ducks and the bath sponge on the T-shirt.

DIY bubble bath costume step by step

DIY bubble bath costume tutorial

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