Suddenly the sunscreen has all but disappeared from the grocery stores aisles, and now it’s being replaced by … Halloween candy? Yep. It’s that time of year. The weather has that autumn chill, everything is pumpkin flavored and the kids are buzzing with costume ideas. Instead of breaking your budget on a store-bought costume, why not reuse what you have at home? With a little crafty inspiration and your child’s imagination, you can create cardboard box costumes that will definitely make for a happy Halloween. Check out our favorite ideas below.

Whack-a-Mole Kid

Come on, you remember the arcade game. This oh-so-funny costume will get more laughs (which turn into treats) than tricks! If you have your cardboard box ready to go, take a look at the step-by-step directions from Random Tuesdays.

photo: Random Tuesdays

Which one of these is your favorite? Share with us in a Comment below!

— Erica Loop