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playful girl poking head through gold cardboard handmade star costume with gold fringe flowing below

Shooting Star Kids’ Halloween Costume (Easy Cardboard DIY)

By Brenda Ponnay

In keeping with our other out-of-this-world Halloween costumes we handmade this year– like the space alien—  we created a Shooting Star Halloween costume. This cardboard costume is super easy to make and will add extra sparkle to any Halloween event or outing.

cardboard cut into a star shape with hole in the middle and exacto knife nearby

Supplies needed to make a Shooting Star Halloween Costume:

  • one large piece of cardboard (a 2-3 foot square will do)
  • a box-cutter or exacto knife (for responsible adults to use)
  • self-healing mat or board to cut on
  • gold spray paint (use outside in a well-ventilated area)
  • fine gold glitter
  • foil fringe curtain (left over from New Year’s decorations work great!)

two photos of supplies of gold spray paint, gold fine glitter and gold shiny fringe to make shooting star handmade halloween costume

How to make a Shooting Star Halloween Costume:

  1. cut out your star with a circle in the middle for a head-hole. As you can see I don’t aim for perfection but you could
  2. spray paint your star yellow in a well-ventilated outdoor space (both sides with drying time in between)
  3. sprinkle glitter dust all over star while the paint is still wet
  4. Wear with glitter curtain as a cape (tape to shoulders, trim to height to avoid tripping)

two photos of a girl poking her head through a gold cardboard cut into a star

And of course, wear extra sparkly gold kid-friendly make-up. That’s the best part! Gold eyelashes even work.

Smiling girl wearing a handmade cardboard gold star costume with gold fringe

Get your sparkle on for some Halloween trick-or-treating fun!

More Halloween costumes made from cardboard at Alpha Mom:

1. Baby Shark (and Family) Costume DIY
2. The Empire State Building Kids’ Halloween Costume
3. The Space Needle Kids’ Halloween Costume

 

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Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of card...

Brenda Ponnay is an author and illustrator who loves to craft and make big messes when she’s not working on her books. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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