After being through 5 Hurricanes in 4 years, I thought I would try to find some humor in the situation. My kids missed about two Halloweens, due to the Hurricanes always occurring in September, and we were finally able to have a proper Halloween last year.
FEMA Houses are a common sight around here, so I thought why not make it into a Haunted FEMA House Costume? I thought that people would not find it funny at first, but I was wrong and people smiled when they saw it. It was easy to make, and I found a few supplies on the ground after the storms.
roofing shingles (found)
blue tarp (found)
First, I painted the large and small box white, then I painted black lines to look like boards. I cut out arm holes and a hole for my daughter’s head. Next, I cut out a porch and glued pieces of shingles on the roof part of the porch.
Next, I made a slanted roof out of cardboard and glued it to the smaller box for the roof. I added more shingles and a blue tarp to cover the roof. I painted FEMA on the tarp and cut out FEMA in blue felt for the pants.