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DIY Under-the-Sea Costumes: Submarine!

By Brenda Ponnay

Blub blub! There’s some fun going on in deep water over here. Here’s an easy way to make a kids’ submarine costume from cardboard, and will make everyone smile when they’re handing out trick or treat candy. This is the second costume in our series of Under-the-Sea kids’ costumes that we will be publishing for the next several days.

DIY Under-the-Sea Costumes: Submarine! by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Supplies for Submarine Costume for Kids

1. one large piece of cardboard (two if you want to make this costume two sided)
2. a box cutter*
3. yellow and black acrylic paint**, or any color you want.
4. paint brushes
5. one large pop-apart plastic Christmas ornament (optional)

Tutorial for Submarine Costume

First cut out your submarine shape. You can cut out three circles for window shapes (the center one for an arm hole) or just one hole for an arm hole and paint in the others. Your choice. An easy way to create circles is to trace around a bowl or jar.

If you have a pop-apart Christmas ornament I say use it for special effects.  You can also add a cardboard propeller wheel to the back if you like. I personally skipped that step but it would have been cool to attach with a brad so that it actually turns.

Add a snorkel, some swim trunks and a swim shirt and maybe some flippers or rubber boots and you are ready to navigate the waters of Halloween! Perfect costume if you live in a particularly warm area of the country.

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Difficulty Level: easy!
Crafting time: 1/2 hour to an hour, depending on how fast your paint dries.
*Box cutters are NOT for children. Have a responsible adult use any sharp cutting devices.
**Always paint outside or in a well-ventilated area.

Have you seen our pretty sea shell costume from our Under-the-Sea costume series?

Find Halloween costumes, crafts, treats and decorations from our archives here.

Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. 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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