We've been traveling in the same circles as some of the folks behind Kiwi Crate, a Bay Area kid's craft company. When they let us know about their Halloween Crates, I thought others might like to know that there's an option somewhere in the middle of sewing your own costume and buying one at Target.
The Halloween Crates come in two flavors: Flying Fairy and Superhero. Parents of kids ages 3+ can work with their children to create their own unique costumes out of components included in the boxes.
The Flying Fairy costume crate includes the materials and inspiration needed to create a fairy wand, skirt, and wings. Kids use colorful ribbon, sparkly tape, and glittery sticky foam shapes to design their own wand for casting spells and granting wishes. To make a fluttery fairy skirt, kids weave together bright strips of fabric with elastic ribbon.
The Superhero costume crate comes with all the materials for children to decorate a satin cape with sticky bright felt and shapes. This clever cape, combined with a mask, will hide children’s’ real identities. Kids can even design and color their mask with cool metallic markers.