DIY Checkers Halloween Costume for Kids

Looking for an easy DIY Halloween Costume for kids? No time to run to the store? No extra budget for it? Want something original? We got you covered with a quick and cute idea for a homemade Halloween costume that can be customized for your child.

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This homemade costume is cute and easy to make.

Quick & Easy DIY Halloween Costume for Kids

This easy checkers Halloween costume will do its job for sure:

  • Easy to make
  • Use recycled materials – no need to buy supplies
  • Can be sized for any child or adult
  • Modify for your favorite board game

Related: More DIY Halloween costumes

Our family loves Checkers, so making this costume was really fun and very exciting.

How to Make Checkers Board Costume

Supplies Needed for DIY Checkers Costume made out of a cardboard box, with white paper over the outside with black squares colored on.
This Checkers Costume is super cute and great for those on a budget.

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Supplies Needed

  • square cardboard box (we didn’t have one so we cut longer box in half).
  • some markers
  • extra cardboard for checker parts
  • glue
  • scissors

Directions to Make Checkers Halloween Costume

  1. Cut out arm and head holes in the box.
  2. If the box is not white, glue some white paper on it.
  3. Measure the checker board and make 25 equal square (I know real checkers’ board is bigger, but it was easier this way for the sake of the costume)
  4. Color the black squares
  5. Cut out 5 white and 5 blue circles. They will be your checkers.
  6. Glue them on the board.
DIY Checkers Halloween Costume with black and white squares on a cardboard box with black and white circles as checkers.
This DIY Checkers Halloween Costume isn’t just a board, but it has checkers glued on it too.

Finished Checker Board Costume

And there you have it – DIY Halloween Costume – Checkers.

Our Experience Making Our Halloween Costumes

As a mother I always try to do my best to show how and allow my kids to be creative. I think making Halloween costumes is a great way to do it. I just love the whole process of deciding what they want to be and then picking the materials for the costume.

A lot of trouble shooting and problem solving is involved into making a costume. It’s so good for the kids. Allow them to be in the making process from the very beginning. DIY Halloween Costumes doesn’t have to look all fancy and perfect. It’s all in the IDEA, so allow your children to be the creators:

  • If she wants to color those checker square blocks with crayons (not the spray paint or markers), let her do it. She will be proud of it!
  • After me this Checkers costume my daughter was excited and wanted to make more!

Variations to DIY Checkers Halloween Costume To a Tic Tac Toe Board

Look at what we came up with later on. The TIC TAC TOE Halloween Costume that you can actually play with. Those are sticky, yet they are from cardboard! Let the TRICK & TREAT & PLAY begin!

DIY Tic Tac Toe Board Halloween Costume is blue with a pound symbol with red x's and white circles.
Change your DIY checkers Halloween costume into a Tic Tac Toe costume.

This costume is so versatile that you can change it up to fix whatever board game you like best!

DIY Checkers Halloween Costume for kids
I love that it even includes the checkers pieces.

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How did your checker board costume turn out?

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