The weather’s getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and the smell of candy is lingering in the air. Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to incorporate learning with play! Are you still thinking about a costume for your kids? Check out the following STEM-inspired Halloween costumes:

Marie Curie

Curie - a Polish and French chemist who discovered radiation and the elements radium and polonium - is a famous female scientist and a phenomenal role model for young girls!

A long black dress, a messy bun and a beaker with blue liquid (or water mixed with blue food coloring) is all you need to complete this look.

 Source: 5MinutesforMom.com 

Source: 5MinutesforMom.com 

A Rain Cloud

Let your little one be sunshine on a rainy day with this adorable rain cloud costume!

You can use clothes and rain boots from your child’s closet, then all that you will need to do is make the hat.

You can buy a cheap hat at a party store, spray the top of it with spray adhesive, stick clumps of polyester to form a big cloud, then create raindrops out of blue felt and stick it to the brim of the hat with a hot glue gun

For a step-by-step tutorial, see here.

 Source: www.makeit-loveit.com 

Source: www.makeit-loveit.com 

Mad Scientist

Super easy and cute! A perfect costume for adults as well. 

Check out the tutorial here.

 Source: www.raysofbliss.com 

Source: www.raysofbliss.com 

Astronaut, Earth and Moon

Great costumes for a group of kids or even grown-up star-struck astronomers! 

All you need are large lanterns, duct tape, spray paint, and craft paint.

Check out the full tutorial here.

 Source: http://jkashton.blogspot.com.es/2011/11/halloween.html

Source: http://jkashton.blogspot.com.es/2011/11/halloween.html

Word to the wise - let your kids help you select and design the costume. If your child has sensory sensitivities, make sure the costume is comfortable and can easily be worn on top of regular clothes. Happy Halloween!