How to Make Homemade Astronaut Costume for Kids

Updated February 21, 2017

An astronaut costume, with its striking white and futuristic silver, is a great choice for a kid's costume party. You can easily make one using materials you can find at home or at the local craft store. With a little time and creativity, you can turn a simple white jumpsuit, a bucket and a pair of rubber boots into an astronaut costume at home. You can also have your kid carry a flag to stick onto the grounds of any new planets he might encounter.

Draw a face opening on a white bucket that is at least seven inches wide and five inches high. Use a hammer and nail to make a hole in the bucket, then cut out the opening using a wire cutter. Cut off the foam board to make helmet braces so that the helmet stays on the head. Tape a towel to the top of the helmet for padding.

Paint the soda bottles silver and tape them together using duct tape to make the air pack. Tape the air pack to the back of the jumpsuit using duct tape, making it look like it has back pack straps. Attach two tape straps from the top of the air pack, to the front of the suit, the sides of the waist and going back to meet the sides of the air pack.

Use silver fabric paint to draw stripes on the sides of the arms and legs of the jumpsuit. Attach the iron-ons on the jumpsuit, using the letters to spell NASA. Add silver accents on the bucket helmet and the gloves. Affix stickers onto the boots and helmet.

Things You'll Need

  • White bucket
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Wire cutter
  • Foam board
  • Towel
  • 2 empty two-liter soda bottles
  • Silver duct tape
  • White jumpsuit
  • White gloves
  • White rubber boots
  • Silver fabric paint
  • Flag and letter stickers
  • Flag and letter iron-ons
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Edriaan Koening began writing professionally in 2005, while studying toward her Bachelor of Arts in media and communications at the University of Melbourne. She has since written for several magazines and websites. Koening also holds a Master of Commerce in funds management and accounting from the University of New South Wales.