Though we’re as diligent as possible about toting reusable bags, we all have a brown paper bag or two lurking about. Thanks to Wee Society‘s online tutorials and free downloadable templates, now we can upcycle an unassuming grocery bag into an adorable kiddie costume. Easy, and inexpensive, even the craft challenged will be able to whip-up a Wee Alpha owl, lion, monkey or fox costume by using a few household items including construction paper, scissors, glue, a pencil and a ruler to embellish the bag. Wee Alphas are the perfect answer for get-ups needed on-the-fly for last minute Halloween parades and harvest festivals — or just to make it through another day in the jungle.

+ Wee Society’s Wee Alphas Costume Templates – Free