Calling all craft-loving children…design a Halloween costume with Tesco

October 29, 2016

Calling all art and craft-loving children…how would you like to see a Halloween costume you designed go on sale in supermarkets next year?

(For parents: it’s a fiendishly fun activity for children under 12, a competition from Tesco where your child could Hallo-win £150 worth of Tesco vouchers and a donation for their school by designing a Halloween costume, plus have their costume made and sold in Tesco for Halloween 2017. How blood-thirstily brilliant would that be?)

Here’s our own spooktacular Halloween costume design competition entry…

Tesco Halloween competition - Competition to design a Halloween costume with Tesco - vampire outfit

To enter the Tesco Halloween competition you need to download the form from the Tesco website here, print it off, let your children get creative designing a Halloween costume and then send the finished effort off either via post or email (make sure it’s back by 5th November though!)

Tesco design a halloween costume form

We had a blissfully relaxed half term (mostly spent Halloween den building) but one of E’s requests was for ‘lots of messy crafts’ – the type you can’t easily do when a toddler is getting involved in everything. So when her sister was at nursery and the house was resembling more of a ghost town, this seemed like a good opportunity to get the glue out.

As Halloween is all about the costume, the first step for us was, obviously, was to put on our Halloween costume. Then we put some Halloween tunes on (great playlist here).

And then, the most terrifying activity of all, the one that usually makes parent’s blood run cold; we got all the glittery stuff out…

Halloween crafting fun

Tesco sent us out a children’s craft pack to help our Halloween efforts, with a lot of sparkly crafty things (so much love for supermarket craft packs; they’re cheap, creative and keep children entertained for hours. What I especially loved about this one was that it comes in a plastic wallet that fastens back up again, so you can put everything *back* in in once you’re done).

Halloween crafting fun

This year E decided she wanted to be a vampire, so used this as the basis of her costume competition entry. She thought vampires should be more colourful and glittery (totally) but also have red spooky eyes (of course).

Design a Halloween costume with Tesco - craft competition

Her design is a monster mash-up of mixed materials (basically, anything that sparkled and needed sticking or glueing on with some colouring thrown in for good measure).

Making a halloween costume for tesco

So here’s our Halloween costume entry for the competition – ‘Colourful rainbow cape vampire with big red eyes standing in a night sky’ (that is totally a thing! Not sure what the letters were about though).

Design a Halloween costume competition with Tesco

The Tesco Halloween competition is a great creative activity for your children (plus, let’s be honest, it will be good if you’re trying to kill some time or fend off the witching hour, or if your child is more of a night owl, it’s a potential thriller).

Here’s to a colourful Halloween all round. Let me know if you enter the competition!

TEsco halloween competition - Children's vampire costume and designing a costume for Tesco

This post is in collaboration with Tesco…more info on the Tesco Halloween competition including T&Cs and the entry form here and there’s also lots of Halloween party inspiration and fiendish food ideas on the Tesco website here…more posts from me…making a felt ball garland, making pom-pom bunting and the politics of Paw Patrol…I have some questions. 

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