October is in full swing – though the month was kind enough to grant us some gorgeous weather here in Chicago this week – but let’s be honest, we’ve been contemplating our Halloween costumes since last November. I’m already knee deep in a themed playlist for an upcoming costume party and my Chrome bookmarks are not NOT trending noticeably toward seasonal treat and libation recipes. (Pumpkin bread, chili, and mulled wine recipes always welcome in the comments.)
And we’re not the only ones gearing up for a festive month! St. Vincent de Paul and Marillac Social Centers are stoking the fire of their kids’ creativity and helping families celebrate Halloween with all the spook and the spunk they can handle. Using materials donated by the good folk of Chicago – like you! – the Centers are helping kids and families come up with and create their own costumes, like the one below:
Spiders are easy to create – black pants and shirt, Daddy’s big sock stuffed with newspaper, string to make the legs dance and “spider-like” hair. Please help some of the children at St. Vincent de Paul Center create their own costumes by donating materials today!
SVDPC has four classrooms participating in their Halloween costume creation program this month; that’s 80 children who will be flexing their creativity and bringing their own monsters to life. The kids are all 3-5 years old, sizes 4t-7. Your donated items will surely make their Halloween!
Please see the list of materials below and submit an online donation form to let us know how you can help make this October memorable and monstrous (in the fun way!) for Chicago youth. Any fun ideas of your own for homemade costumes? Let us know!
Turtle necks – assorted colors and sizes
Leggings/sweat pants – assorted colors and sizes
Adult panty hose (to make fairy wings)
Assorted fabrics and felt – animal print, tule, chiffon
Button, rhinestones, beads
Clear shower curtains
Paper – decorative and plain
Gauze bandage rolls