2017 Play-Well Halloween Costume Contest

Congrats to our grand prize winner Omar and our second place winner Raycelin!

Get inspired by these incredible contest submissions.

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Thankful Kids LEGO Project!

One of our Play-Well students, Curtis, did something really amazing and generous for his mom.  She needed a teaspoon holder, so he built one out of LEGO.  His act of kindness and creativity inspired us to create the Thankful Kids LEGO Project.     

Teaspoon Holder


Every holiday season, parents work really hard to make the holidays extra special for their kids.  One of our students reminded us that kids can make any day special for their parents too.  So, we have created a project where kids can show how thankful they are through their ingenuity, creativity, and a little bit of LEGO.  It inspired other kids to want to participate.

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“I just wanted to share with you my amazing godson Steven Taylor invention for our electronic toothbrushes. Recently we bought electronic toothbrushes but haven’t been able to leave it in the bathroom because there really isn’t a holder for them…He thought it would be helpful for him to build us a holder out of Legos small enough to fit around the sink and also look cool…well without any hesitation he came up with an amazing toothbrush holder in under ten minutes and put little cute details around it like a robot and a flame behind the toothbrush…Amazing..we are so very proud of him and very thankful for his thoughtfulness.

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A child built a LEGO Vacuum Cleaner for his mom for the Thankful Kids LEGO Project.

Here is how kids can do this:

    1. Thank your parents for everything they do.  This can be done throughout the holidays.
    2. Ask your parents how you can help, perhaps by building something they need out of LEGO.
    3. Build the project out of LEGO.
    4. Post it on our Play-Well Facebook Pagetweet it to us, or email it to jeff@play-well.org.

We will share all of the projects that kids make throughout all of November and December in an album and a video that we will share around the country.

Happy Holidays!

Playing Well On Halloween!

This is how we play well on Halloween!

One of our Play-Well Staff created this elaborate setup to give kids candy for Halloween.

LEGO Halloween

One of our Play-Well students and parents were inspired to create a LEGO Halloween Costume.  They definitely went all out for this one:

LEGO Halloween 2

Need A Last Minute Halloween Costume? Build A LEGO Minifigure Costume In 30 Minutes


Did you wait till the last minute to come up with Halloween costume for yourself or your child?  No need to despair as we have been there and have had to come up with costumes on the fly ourselves.  Here is one LEGO costume that you can build in less than 30 minutes.

Build A LEGO Minifigure Head in 30 minutes


  • Lego Sort & Store (Cost $39.99.  Best part of buying it is that you can reuse the LEGO sorter after Halloween is over.)
  • Duct Tape
  • Bike Helmet (the size of the person wearing the costume)
  • Small screwdriver


  1. Open LEGO Sort & Store Package
  2. Unscrew the bottom half of the LEGO Sort & Store head
  3. Place the bike helmet in the LEGO Sort & Store head
  4. Using the duct tape, tape the bike helmet to the LEGO Sort & Store Head. Make sure the bike helmet is flush next to the LEGO Sort & Store Head.  See photos below to see how it can be applied.
  5. If the bike helmet is too loose inside of the LEGO Sort & Store Head, use newspaper/paper towels to fill in the air pockets, so the bike helmet moves less.  IMPORTANT: The bike helmet combined with the LEGO Sort & Store Head can be quite heavy on a person’s neck, so make sure they are comfortable wearing it before heading out to trick or treat.
  6. Grab an old costume for the shirt and pants and you can make a variety of new LEGO Mini figure for each year (LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Construction Man, Minecraft LEGO Guy, etc.).
  7. Go Trick or Treating with your new LEGO Costume!




Here are some other ways to build a LEGO Man Costume: