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.

Pony Rides

Those carousel horses don’t have to stay on the merry-go-round. Okay, yes they do. But this horse doesn’t have to stay at the amusement park. Learn how to recycle your cardboard boxes into a colorful carousel cutie from A Joyful Riot.

photo: courtesy A Joyful Riot

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— Erica Loop