Archive for October, 2008

Chocolate Chip Genius

Cookie costume

I found this last minute costume idea while reading my Craft Magazine feeds and just knew I had to share it with you. The talented mother behind this project figured out a way to make this costume really outlast the holidays. Her custom made Chocolate Chip cookie costume can be easily converted into seat cushions for her child after Halloween. Click here for a link to her step by step tutorial.

Genius, I tell you, Genius. Amber, I’m with you – you do deserve some sort of award. Thanks for sharing this great idea with the rest of us.


October 31, 2008 at 5:03 am 3 comments

It’s never too late for Recyclobot

Recyclobot Costume

So it’s Wednesday you say and you still don’t have a solid plan for your child’s Halloween costume. Your just about to give in and run out and buy whatever is left on the racks you say. You’ve scoured the Kids Stuff World DIY Costumes but have come up short. Well, here’s a handy costume that works double duty. This one will please boys and girls alike AND does a bit of your recycling for you.

This costume was made using items you can find laying around your house and, as you can see, is just plain cute. Check out this high-tech candy meter that will let other parents know how much candy they should give your child.

Candy Meter

Add some glow in the dark paint to specific area and you’ve got yourself a winner. Thanks to Replayground for this awesome post! Click here for here detailed instructions

October 29, 2008 at 6:04 am 1 comment

Jelly Bellied

Jelly Bean Costume

Here’s a gender-neutral, colorful costume that can be made in mere minutes. This Jelly Bean costume was found on a site called Quick and Simple and boy did they get that right. All you need is a clear trash bag, some balloons, and a piece of ribbon. Even Dad could make this one 🙂

October 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm 3 comments

The perfect handmade children’s gift

Traveling Art Studio

I don’t know why women are so instantly drawn to beautiful stationary and paper gifts, I have to contain myself each time I enter a shop or book store where journals are sold. Perhaps that is part of the reason I am so drawn to this fantastic idea posted at JCasa Handmade. I found the post a few days ago but find myself going back to it again and again. I truly believe these are the perfect gifts. For children, for parents, and if modified a bit for adults, for myself 🙂

Children's coloring wallets

The link to this tutorial is a bit different than our other posts, you’ll have to buy it from the seller’s etsy store. The bargain is the seller doesn’t care how many you create, give, or sell. So if you wanted to you could go into your own traveling art studio business. How fun would that be?

Purchase the tutorial here

Looks like it’s time to start compiling the Christmas Gift list, look back soon for tons more holiday gift idea posts …

October 25, 2008 at 8:03 pm 3 comments

Pink Little Bunny Ears

Bunny costume
We spied this cute little bunny ensemble on The Purl Bee and just knew we had to share, while this one is a bit more involved than some of our with DIY Halloween costumes, it still requires only minimal sewing. I’m willing to sew a spell to get the results of this one.

Just check out these cute little paws and you’ll know why:

Bunny Paws

Molly, the creator, really put some love into this one and it shows. The final costume : the hat, the paws, a leotard, some tights, and a pom pom tail is perfect for a growing young girl. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we did. Be sure to check out the full instructions, here  

Molly, Thanks for sharing!

October 23, 2008 at 9:13 pm Leave a comment

A wise old owl once said …

It’s not what you know, but hoooo you know. If you’ve been following Kids Stuff World’s DIY Halloween costume series than you know what we mean. There have been lots of fabulous, easy to recreate ideas posted all month and in keeping with the trend we wouldn’t want to disappoint with this one.

Feast your eyes on this adorable owl costume
Owl Costume

Almost perfect, isn’t it. The entire outfit is made up of pants you already own, a beige hooded sweatshirt, some white fleece, two white feather boa’s, and a few miscellaneous feathers.

Check out the link here for more details

October 21, 2008 at 9:17 pm 1 comment

Do your part to stop Global Warming

Global WarmingDear readers,

I promise this post is as close to something political as you will ever see anything written on Kids Stuff World. Normally, I wouldn’t bring them up in our happy space, but this cause deserved some action on my part. A while back, I joined a group called There goal is to put an end to Global Warming. The number 350 comes from a few scientists who have figured out that number 350 (in parts per million) is the key to balancing our earth’s atmosphere and preventing rapid climate change.

The mission, for the moment, is to gather as many personal invitations from US citizens asking the next elected president to attend a summit to develop an international climate treaty. They’re asking normal folks like you and me to send a quick (pre-written) email to the White House. They collected over 24,000 so far but would like to gather as many as 35,000!!!

Interested? Please visit to learn more about the organization or to send your personal invitation to our next Commander In Chief

It’s the least we can do for mother nature…

October 21, 2008 at 8:31 pm 3 comments

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