How to Make a Jelly Bean Costume

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If you're struggling to come up with a last-minute Halloween costume, or you just want to do something creative that everyone won't be doing this year, make yourself a jelly bean costume. This cute bag of jelly beans costume takes only mere minutes to put together, but looks just precious. Kids will love dressing up for Halloween as a bag of colorful jelly beans, and may even take home a costume contest prize.

How to Make a Jelly Bean Costume
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Things You'll Need

  • Large, clear plastic bag
  • Scissors
  • Multicolored balloons
  • Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Construction paper
  • Markers
Step 1

Hold a large, clear plastic bag up to your body. Cut holes out with the scissors where your arms and legs will stick out.

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Step 2

Step into the bag and put your arms and legs into the holes you created.

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Step 3

Place blown up, colorful balloons into the bag to look like a bag of jelly beans. Gauge how many balloons you want in the bag. You don't want to be uncomfortable, but it should look full.

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Step 4

Gather the bag around your shoulders, using tape if necessary to hold it together.

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Step 5

Take the ribbon and tie it around the plastic bag to look like the top of a jelly bean bag.

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Step 6

Add a label to the outside of the bag using construction paper, markers and tape if you desire. Draw a brand name on the paper or create your own brand such as "Sue's Jelly Beans."

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