Don’t worry if you’ve left your Halloween costume planning to the last minute – I can help. This year, I’ve been inspired by Ontario’s native wildflowers to create simple Halloween costumes you can make at home.
1.) Queen Anne’s Lace
Put on a white shirt covered with doilies or lace and draw a red flower on your stomach. A crown on your head will lend you a royal air. To go the extra mile, attach construction paper carrots to your feet to represent the plant’s carrot-like roots.
Cut 8-21 petals out of yellow construction paper and tape them to a ribbon that will frame your face. Then draw big black circles around each eye. Wear a yellow shirt and green pants. Finally, tape a construction paper bee to your head – pollinators love this flower!
Paint your face with black and white stripes and use construction paper to make a black and white skunk tail. Hold onto a cabbage for the duration of the night so you aren’t mistaken for a plain old skunk.
Write “touch me” on a sheet of white paper and tape it to your front. On your back, tape a piece of paper that says “not”. If someone tries to touch you, push their hand away and point to the sign on your back.