Make Halloween a family affair and involve your senior loved one in the making of his or her costumes. For inspiration, here are five easy-to-make Halloween costumes that Arkansas home care providers recommend seniors wear to hand out candy or at a holiday celebration.
Seniors will look sweet enough to eat yet maintain a nerdy demeanor in this funny costume. Get your senior parent to help you glue wrapped Smarties candies sporadically on a pair of old trousers. Have him or her put the pants on and accessorize with an oversized bow tie and black glasses with masking tape wrapped around the nose bridge area to complete the look.
A cat costume is an all-time favorite choice for seniors to make with their caregivers in Arkansas, AR. Use eyeliner to draw whiskers, a quick cat nose and the illusion of cat eyes on your loved one. Draw and then cut out two triangles from a thick piece of black cardboard. Glue each triangle pointed side up to a black headband to make cat ears. Slide the headband on your loved one and complete the look by dressing him or her in any shade of black or brown clothing.
Chip on Your Shoulder
Your loved one can be the most cleverly dressed person at the Halloween party if you he or she wears a snack-size bag of chips glued to the upper shoulder of his or her shirt that matches the color of the bag. For extra fun, glue a few chips around the shoulder of the shirt.
Go together to a Halloween event as the static cling family that stays together through thick and thin, and watch guests erupt with laughter. Your senior parent can help you create this costume by affixing garments and dryer sheets sporadically to both of your clothes. Complete the look by wearing a hat that is also embellished with clothes and dryer sheets.
Fork in The Road
Your loved one is sure to get a chuckle wearing this whimsical costume. Dress him or her in head-to-toe black. Get your senior parent to place rectangular pieces of white tape evenly spaced down the center of the entire outfit. When done, your loved one’s costume will resemble a dividing lane line. Tape or glue a fork between two of the pieces of tape at the beginning of the line.
Get more ideas for boosting your loved one’s emotional wellbeing by calling Home Care Assistance at (501) 764-1312. We provide flexible live-in, hourly and respite home care Arkansas families trust to help their elderly loved ones live active lives at home. Be sure to schedule a free in-home consultation to learn how we can customize a unique care plan for your loved one.