DIY Firefighter Costumes for Kids

Hello, lovelies! This week’s theme for Discover & Explore is “community helpers,” and since National Fire Prevention Day is coming up on October 9th, I thought it might be fun to focus on firefighters today.  Halloween is just around the corner, so if you have a budding hero on your hands, we’ve got you covered with some DIY firefighter costume ideas for Halloween or pretend play. Bloggers, be sure to link up new and old posts about pumpkins at the end of this post!

DIY Firefighter Costumes

*Click on the text links or photos for complete tutorials*

DIY Fireman Air Tank (Crayon Box Chronicles)

DIY Firefighter Air Tank from Crayon Box Chronicles

This DIY Fireman Air Tank from Crayon Box Chronicles is such a cool accessory for any hometown hero- I love how she used upcycled materials! Stop by after you are done here for complete instructions.

DIY Firetruck Costume (Plain Vanilla Mom)

DIY firetruck Halloween Costume from Plain Vanilla Mom

A firefighter may have all the right gear, but he can’t get anywhere without his firetruck! Not to worry, Jen over at Plain Vanilla Mom created this adorable DIY Firetruck Costume for her little one and is sharing the tutorial on her blog- hop over to see how she did it!

DIY Quilted Firefighter Hat (Twodaloo)

Quilted Firefighter Hat

Finally, no little firefighter’s costume is complete without a bright red hat. I created this “quilted version” for my little stinkers…click HERE for the full tutorial!

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Upcoming Discover and Explore Themes

  • October 9–Halloween
  • October 16–Dinosaur & Fossil Fun
  • October 23–Creating with Natural Materials
  • October 30–Science Experiments

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  1. Hi Stephanie! Thank you for featuring our DIY Air Tank! Love all the costumes! =)

  2. Yay!!!! This is perfect! My Sammy wants to be a Firefighter for Halloween – and this will be ideal. If I am being completely truthful he actually wants to be a fire TRUCK – so this will make him very happy :) Now … a simple dalmatian – baby size to go along with this Firefighter costume please?

  3. These are so adorable! I think I’m going to make the one with the firetruck for my son this year.


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