Whether they need a Christmas costume for a nativity play or a school party, your kids are guaranteed to come home and give you a day’s notice that they need an outfit.
So what do you do – make a last minute dash to the supermarket?
There’s no need, you can make some easy Christmas costumes with everyday household items and there are lots of tutorials on Pinterest to get you started.
We’ve rounded up some of the best children’s Christmas costume pins, so scroll down for some seasonal inspiration.
This cool shepherd costume couldn’t be simpler to make. It’s made out of a bath towel for the robe and a pillowcase for the headdress.
This can be made in minutes from an old towel and pillowcase you have around the house – there’s no need to go spending any money.
Mary, Angel and even Joseph
This is an easy no-sew tabard that is perfect for nativity costumes – all nativity costumes can be made from this easy tabard template. All you need is fabric, iron-on hemming, and an iron.
So whether you’ve got to make a costume for your little Mary, Joseph or angel this is a real way to do it without sewing.
Another easy-to-make costume this time for a Christmas elf just using an old oversized T-shirt.
Add a few Christmas bells and you’re sorted.
This is a great tutorial for a Christmas tree costume – made out of all things – a yoga mat.
It’s time to get rid of that old yoga mat that’s been gathering dust in the hallway and turn it into a creative costume for your kid.
Every Christmas tree needs a star – try out this shooting star costume tutorial.
Rudolph the reindeer
This is a simple, DIY Rudolph jumper that even the kids can do.