Family Costume Idea: DIY Fruit Snacks Food Costume

DIY Fruit Snacks Food Costume — While it’s not exactly a tradition costume idea, our fruit snacks family costumes are super quick and easy to make. Plus they’re the perfect bribery for toddlers in costume, haha!

photo of a fruit snacks halloween costume idea

Basically fruit snacks are Gwen’s kryptonite. Of all the things she loves the most (besides Mama and Dada) fruit snacks are at the very top of the list. 

Naturally, I had to find a way to incorporate this very real theme into our family Halloween costumes

I’m also not one to go super elaborate for Halloween costumes or want to wear anything that’s even close to uncomfortable. I can appreciate the people who go all out, but I leave that to Pinterest.

For our costumes, I wanted them to be something that was easy to wear and that Gwen wouldn’t constantly tug at. The stubborn toddler opinion stage can get nasty quick!

This concept is definitely abstract, but it’s cute, easy to recreate, and you definitely won’t see another fruit snacks food costume out and about on Halloween!…

photo of a toddler tantrum

photo of a toddler on the ground

And in case you questioned my “opinionated toddler” statement, the above photos are my living proof of Gwen when she’s just officially over it!

photo of a fruit snacks logo romper

Family Costume | Materials for DIY Fruit Snacks Food Costume

You can get as elaborate or as simple as you’d like with the felt fruit for making these DIY fruit snacks food costumes.

Since I’m super pregnant and feeling pretty lazy, I went the ultra-easy route and just purchased felt fruits from Etsy to use for this.

Felt fruit (I bought two 30 piece sets and had plenty left over)

Hot glue and glue gun

Iron-on fabric transfer paper

Iron or heat press

White clutch/pouch for fruit snacks label and candy holding

For our outfits, I stuck with a blue and white theme to mimic the Welch’s fruit snacks color scheme since they’re the most recognizable. I snagged this blue baby romper, this white dress, and these blue pants

photo of a fruit romper

For the fruit portion, I laid out the felt fruits onto our outfits to get an idea of placement and then hot glued them on one by one. 

photo of felt fruit being glued onto a romper

For the logos, I actually used my Cricut machine to cut the “fruit snacks” Welch’s logo from black iron-on paper. You can easily just print the logo onto regular printable iron-on paper. 

Be sure to flip or mirror the logo before printing so that the letters can be read easily once ironed-on. 

Also, make sure to warm the surface of your fabric for about 15 seconds with the iron on the cotton second or the heat press on 315 degrees. 

Place the iron-on onto the fabric, and reheat again for approximately 30-45 seconds. Wait until the paper is slightly warm to the touch and peel back the excess.

photo of a girl and a dad in halloween costumes

  photo of an easy halloween costume idea with fruit

 photo of fruit hair clips

I couldn’t resist the urge to use some of the leftover felt fruits to glue onto metal hair clips to use for Gwen’s hair, too!

photo of a toddler fruit snacks halloween costume 

photo of a girl and a dad fruit snacks costume

photo of a family halloween costume idea of fruit snacks

There you have it, easy peasy. It’s also a really great option if you need a last-minute Halloween costume idea, too!

You can see more of our costume ideas below —

Halloween Costume Ideas

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