GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn - Creative Kidstuff is stocked full of classic developmental and educational toys that are creative, innovative, and imaginative. Creative Kidstuff believes in the power of play and expertly edits its toy selection to include products with a purpose.

Creative Kidstuff has won dozens of "Best Toy Store" awards, and has been nominated by the Toy Industry Association as one of the top specialty toy stores in the United States; however, its biggest accolades come from the customers who have recognized that Creative Kidstuff shines because of its mission to help families play.

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Tips for creating costumes in minutes:

o Utilize materials from around the house. Take a look around the house before you head off to the store to buy a brand new outfit.

o Makeup can help finalize any look. Lipstick and eyeliner are your best friends and can create many different looks!

o Basic craft items such as felt are a great resource for creating any costume and will help you save money!

o Utilize accessories to play up any costume

o Sunglasses, hats + jackets can easily create a look

o Keep costumes comfortable and warm.

o Something is better than nothing, embrace the fun holiday and the excuse to dress up!

Using things around the house or your kids’ stuff:

o DIY:

o Use craft supplies to create simple accessories such as a crown or feathered headband

o Possible costumes:

o DEMO: Scarecrow: jeans + flannel shirt + straw hat

o DEMO: Hiker/camper: tiny backpack (use your child’s!) + binoculars + button up shirt

o DEMO: Minecraft: box + printed pixelated paper

o Other potential ideas:

o Where’s Waldo?

§ White shirt + red tape for stripes

o Forrest Gump:

§ Tan suit + Red baseball cap