Super-Easy and Cheap Costume Idea for a Child: The Claw Machine

We needed a costume for a party and wanted to do something creative, rather than just buying a costume. We thought about making a “Claw” or “Crane Game”. We basically just cut out the front and arm holes, then spray painted the box. Painted some details on the front and added some cheap, old stuffed animals. The “claw’ is four bendy straws fastened together, then spray painted.

The whole costume cost about $3, the cost of the silver spray paint. Everything else we had on hand at home. Super easy, cheap and got GREAT reviews from everyone who saw it !!