I am intentional that our Halloween costumes are DIY because I really want the kids to enjoy the process of creating something wonderful with their hands. I love how I can show them that using a little creativity and effort, we can make something out of the materials that are already in our house. Of course, it goes without saying that going the DIY route also means that I do not have to spend a large amount on their costumes.
So just a few days ago, my oldest daughter decided to go trick or treating with some of her best friends. She wanted to dress up as a strawberry! I thought it was hilarious, and so much in sync with her personality... funny, quirky, and just all-over happy!