Double Stroller Fire Truck for Halloween

It took me 2 weeks of getting up at 5:30 am but I finally finished the double stroller firetruck with 1.5 hours to spare before our Church’s Trunk or Treat party. 🙂 Since time was of the essence on this project, I didn’t stop to take any pictures but below is a list of materials I used to make this a reality.

BTW – this was a huge hit not only for my Son who watched the progress unfold but I also received numerous compliments at Church. 🙂

  • The shell consisted of two cardboard boxes that I picked up at Home Depot. The body was their “large” box and the cab was their “medium” box.
  • The various cutouts were from said cardboard box extra pieces.
  • The boxes were hot glued together after my 1st attempt with duct tape failed. The cold of the garage caused the tape to detach from the cardboard. Hot glue worked the best.
  • The paint was left over spray paint from other projects.
  • I covered the seems using reflective tape found in the paint section at Home Depot. The striped tape was in the letter section
  • The ladder is left over pvc pipe from last years halloween costume and from the rain sprinkler I made during the summer.
  • The hose was from our garden.
  • The lights I purchased from US Toys for $2.99 each
  • The decals were clipart I found on the internet and then printed off on plain yellow construction  paper. I attached them to the truck using a glue stick.
  • The fire truck itself is attached to the double stroller using velcro straps.
  • In total, I spent about $10 on this.

Custom Truck Lamp

Ashley and purchased a metal truck from Hobby Lobby a few weeks back to use as a decoration for our soon to be son’s nursery. One night I was looking at the thing and thought how great it would look as a lamp. So I set forth on a quest to find one of those “make your own lamp” kits from my local hardware store. Not finding what I wanted, I searched the internet, again with no luck. Then I thought why couldn’t I take an existing lamp, take it apart, and uses the pieces for my lamp? And that is what I did.

Below are the pictures of the final project.  I don’t think it could have turned out any better. I am very proud of my lamp truck!