These Build-Your-Own Halloween Costume Kits Are Designed To Inspire STEAM Learning

Parents, this is such a fun idea!

Halloween may be a day filled with fun (and candy!), but that doesn’t mean kids should stop learning just because they’re getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating.

To make sure even a fun day like Halloween still keeps the creativity and learning flowing, a company called KiwiCo has released build-your-own costumes and a haunted house designed to inspire kids’ interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The projects are available at their online store — no subscription required. Shipping is free on all orders of $24 or more.

Not only do the costume kits look totally Pinterest and Instagram-worthy, but they’re sure to give kids a boost of confidence in their smarts, too. The costume options include a princess, an alien space ship, butterfly/fairy wings, a unicorn or a dinosaur. Prices range from $10-$35, they’re designed for ages 5-16, and everything your child needs to create their masterpiece is included in the kit.


The felt unicorn costume, for example, costs $29.95, and your kids will learn about “unicorns” in real life, build a unicorn head with a light-up horn, decorate the head, make a rainbow unicorn tail and learn about iridescence. (For comparison, a similar children’s unicorn costume at Party City is $34.99.)


While the butterfly wings and princess costume also glow, the dinosaur costume includes a chomping mechanical head.

But the alien spaceship has to be the coolest of them all. Not only will your little trick-or-treater build a light-up UFO that they wear around their body, but it also comes with adorable green alien glasses.


Lastly, the haunted house is $24.95, for ages 9-16. Kids and teens can build the battery-powered haunted house with LEDs and vellum paper windows for a ghoulish glowing effect, then customize the house with cool and creepy decorations like cotton ball cobwebs and paper tombstones.


Have fun and keep the learning going!

This story originally appeared on Simplemost.