Turn your extra recital costume into a Halloween costume: Crafts for the non-crafty Parent

During Halloween week at Tiny Dancers, students are invited to wear movement-friendly costumes to dance class. While we love a good mermaid, leave your restrictive fins at home! Here are some craft ideas that turn last year's recital costume into a perfect Halloween class look while allowing you to spend some quality creative time with your children. And don't worry--these tutorials won't leave you spooked!

  Princess Pointed Toes

Princess Pointed Toes

It turns out that recital costumes and princess dresses have a lot in common! They both have that certain sparkly something that makes a kid feel royal. To turn your recital costume into a princess (or prince) look, just add a crown! You can learn how to make an easy yet elegant lace crown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANMMAuZQ6jo

  Three Cheers for Animal Ears!

Three Cheers for Animal Ears!

It doesn't matter what the color or silhouette of your recital costume is, the only thing your child needs to be their favorite animal is the ears! Bonus points if you paint on some whiskers and a nose. Here is a kid friendly tutorial on cat ears that your child can help decorate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mFX0clEkQU

  Fairies Forever

Fairies Forever

I always see extra big smiles in class when I break out the fairy wings from the dress-up box, so why not flutter around Halloween class as this fairy tale favorite? You can get in the Halloween spirit with your child early by decorating these $1 fairy wings together with hot glue and flowers, gems, leaves, pom poms, ribbons, etc.

  It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Dancer!

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Dancer!

With comic book heroes gaining popularity among kids in the box office, I wanted to include a no-sew cape that can be created using an old t-shirt. Any recital costume is only a cape away from being a super hero! Check out the simple tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEPQPGr2tQQ

Happy Halloween!