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Kid’s Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with French Beret and Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists

DIY Halloween Costume Idea for Kids: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists (with free French Beret Sewing Pattern)

Here’s a handmade kids’ Halloween costume idea that’s sure to be a trick-or-treating masterpiece: a classic watercolor paint box, topped with a handmade French-inspired beret and a jumbo paint brush made from a pool noodle. It’s simple and clever with just a little sewing needed.

DIY Halloween Costume Idea for Kids: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists (with free French Beret Sewing Pattern)

I made this watercolor paint box artist costume for DIYNetwork.com. YES, DIY NETWORK!! Swoon! DIY Network asked me to create three original handmade Halloween costume tutorials for DIYNetwork.com and this is the first one…

DIY Halloween Costume Idea for Kids: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists (with free French Beret Sewing Pattern)

This handmade kids Halloween costume doesn’t require a ton of sewing because I used HeatNBond® UltraHold to adhere the paints and paint wells. All you do is iron it on and it works great. And I used VELCRO® fasteners on the shoulders so it’s easy to get the costume on and off.

DIY Halloween Costume Idea for Kids: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush for Little Artists (with free French Beret Sewing Pattern)

The hardest part for me was coming up with an easy kid-size beret pattern …it took me three tries to come up with this easy free French beret sewing pattern that you can whip up in like 20 minutes. And my favorite aha! moment was figuring out how to make a giant paint brush using a pool noodle and pipe cleaners.

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

My inspiration for this costume came form childhood memories of getting brand new watercolor paint boxes in my school supplies …and of course, my daughter and artist-in-residence, Elise:

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

We live in downtown Chicago so we walked around the corner to our neighborhood graffiti wall to take a few shots to go along with the tutorial.

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

[Fun fact: This is the same graffiti wall where Shane and I took a few wedding photos eight years ago; they paint a new mural every couple years.]

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

And no photo shoot would be complete without a few Elise outtakes so here are a few gems…

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

This Watercolor Paint Box Kids Halloween Costume idea is the first of three Halloween costume tutorials featured at DIYNetwork.com. Be sure to also see my Bull In A China Shop Halloween Costume for toddlers and DIY Mason Jar Halloween Costume for adults.

Head on over to DIY Network for the full tutorial and free pattern to make this handmade Halloween costume for your little artist.

Kid's Handmade Halloween Costume: Watercolor Paint Box with Giant Paint Brush and Free Kids French Beret Sewing Pattern for Little Artists @merrimentdesign

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And be sure to pin this DIY artist Halloween costume for later:

DIY kid's artist Halloween costume

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Kevin Smith

Friday 23rd of December 2016

Yess i love children and your photo so beautiful, so cute. Thank Kathy

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