There’s no limit to the creations you can make. Kids can become a dog catcher, maid, cook, butler, chauffeur, mechanic, construction worker, dentist, and many other professions. If you can find trash bags in colors besides white, that’s great. If not, kids can add colors to the smock by using colored markers, glitter, small flat objects, string, and other colorful things.
Their website offers a resource for teachers but it seemed to be a great one for parents as well. It will give you an overview of what you can find at this exhibit, songs and poems, pre and post activity ideas and more. If you really want to go all out you might want to check it out before you go.
Using the ideas you’ve read here, you may be able to develop your own cheap Halloween costumes for kids. You could make a grim reaper, princess, ninja, American Indian, cowboy/cowgirl or soldier, just to name a few. Be sure to check out your local dollar stores for ideas. Dollar Tree has lots of accessories you can pull together for an outfit. Dollar General and Family Dollar have some inexpensive costumes, and they also have accessories so you can make your own.
One of the first characters that come to mind is Dora the Explorer. If you have a daughter, you could dress her up in a simple shirt and a pair of shorts. Look for a small backpack that looks like what Dora carries on her back all the time. Copy Dora’s hair or you could just get a wig that looks similar.
What more fun way for a child to dress up for Halloween than as their favorite basketball or soccer player? Because sports jerseys are a lot more resistant to sweat than many other forms of fabric, sports jerseys make for a great trick-or-treating costumes, especially of basketball and soccer players. Football uniforms wouldn’t work as well because of how much equipment the child would be towing around let alone how expensive it would be to wear it for one occasion all by itself.