Halloween is absolutely one of my most favorite times of the year. Maybe because it’s fall. Maybe because there are pumpkins. Maybe because I like helping my kids think up costumes. It’s always a bonus when there’s at least a little homemade something happening there. Whatever it is… it is. I was thrilled when I was asked to be part of this campaign for Pottery Barn Kids.
The task for this particular post was to create some kind of DIY craft, accessory, or what have you, to go along with one of their costumes. Once I had a peek through this year’s classic costume collection I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
Mister C loooves firetrucks. Let me say that again. Mister C loooves firetrucks. He’s grown quite fond of the fireman’s helmet that we have in the dress up bin. When I saw this Halloween costume I knew we would have a winner. They even have the treat bag to match.
The only thing missing here is the firetruck. Problem solved. Mom’s got that covered.
Ok, so I know he looks a bit annoyed in the picture but he really (and I mean really) enjoyed running around the house in this firetruck, complete with toddler produced siren noises mind you. He was just not a happy camper when I tried to get him to pose for a picture. Seriously though, how cute will this be all put together with that costume!
It was so easy to make. Just make sure you pick a box that will fit your child. The most time consuming part was that I used a diaper box with a lot of printing on it so it needed 3 coats of paint to cover. I used some plain white paper for the windows and ladder. Some yellow construction paper for headlights and painted some paper plates black for wheels. If I had black cardstock on hand that would have worked too. On one side of the firetruck I put a ladder and the other side wrote “Engine #2” in black paint (engine #2 because C just turned 2… he thought that was cool). The strap is just a ribbon hot glued to the inside so he can wear it.
I worked so hard on this little firetruck that I really wanted at least one good picture of one of my kids in it for you so I turned to my most reliably mellow little subject. Little E. He was a much more willing and stationary. As you can see, this little firetruck makes a great photo prop too!
Don’t forget to take a peek at this year’s Pottery Barn Kids costumes if you haven’t already. I’m sure you will find some inspiration for your own little ones. As a bonus, the treat bags I adore so much are 20% off right now AND free shipping! You can check them out here.
Thanks again to Pottery Barn Kids for sponsoring today’s post.
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