Homemade witch and clown costumes for Halloween using crepe paper, recycled clothes, plastic bottles and a bin liner.

Using items easily found at home, Mary FitzGerald makes costumes suitable for Halloween and fancy dress parties.

Laura is dressed as a witch and her costume is made from crêpe paper, shells, a bin liner and wool or raffia. Fake spiders and flies decorate her witch’s hat,

Just to make her nice and ugly even though she is a very pretty witch.

Caroline is dressed as a clown and her outfit uses recycled clothes, a ping-pong ball, plastic bottles and wool or raffia.

Face painter Barbara Kavanagh gets to work on the two girls while Mary FitzGerald goes through the various steps involved with creating the witch’s outfit.

'How Do You Do?' was an arts and crafts show aimed at children, broadcast as part of 'Den TV'  programming. It ran on RTÉ Television from 1987 to 1995.

This episode of ‘How Do You Do?’ was broadcast on 29 October 1994. The presenter is Mary FitzGerald.