Dressing up is one of the major highlights of Purim for so many little ones – and let’s not forget the adults! Here are some super cute and inexpensive ideas that you can make with your kids this year. They’re sure to enjoy playing with them for weeks afterwards as well!
Box Built Costumes
One of most often repeated themes to date have been farm related costumes in various configurations. I think this Farmer’s Tractor might be happening in the not too distant future.
This Firetruck DIY is a great idea for those kids whose idea of the world’s best field trip is a day at the firehouse.
This Construction Worker in a Backhoe costume is a bit more complicated, but super creative! Can you imagine a putting your little one in this?
Dressing up as a Train Conductor + Steam Engine is one my family actually made years ago. Especially for those kids who have grown up with Thomas the Tank Engine, this would be a great pick.
For a very simple and unique family theme idea, try this Lego Brick costume series. Each family member can go as a different color block.
Got an older kids who’d love to make a box costume? Try this Rubik’s Cube costume.
Balloon Inspired Costumes
Hopefully it goes without saying – don’t give these costumes to the really little ones for whom balloons could be a choking hazard, or who might be scared of them suddenly popping.
Looking for a healthy mishloach manos theme? How about going as grapes this year and giving grape juice and, well, Grapes?
This is simply adorable. Dress your kid as Bubble-Bath!
This Astronaut Helmet doesn’t have a child going around dressed in balloons, but is crafted using papier mache over a balloon. For this costume you do have to purchase the suit (or make it) but the helmet is just so fun and creative I had to post it. Great way to introduce a new DIY craft to your kids before blasting off into outer space!
Wrapping up the box and balloon list is a combination of both. Can you guess what it is? Hot Air Balloons! I’ve always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride. Can you imagine what fun a little one could have with this on and after Purim?
Dollar Store DIY Purim Costumes
This Flower Pot costume is one of the sweetest I’ve come across for a little girl. And literally can be made for under $5. I love that.
Little ones old enough not to eat their costumes will be soft and cuddly in this cotton ball inspired Little Lamb costume. Just pay for cotton balls, felt, and pull out an old outfit that was destined for the scrap pile.
Doing a bug theme this year? Add a sweet little Caterpillar to the mix. Best factor here after being inexpensive? This one is so easy and quick!
Have more to add? Please share! What are you dressing your little ones up as this year?