Judah and I had a blast on this project! I’ve been wanting to make something cool out of a cardboard box for some time now… I’m weird like that. I finally settled on a fire truck and had been promising Judah for some time now.
When we finally started the project, I had Judah paint the whole box red. My mom had saved some cardboard from under frozen pizzas and/or the bottoms for baking and transporting round cakes. We painted 5 of them black. I cut one of them to make it look more like a steering wheel and to make it easier to hold on to and turn.
I hot glued the wheels to the sides of the box when it was all dry. Then, my husband came up with the idea to attach the steering wheel with a couple of nuts and bolts so the steering wheel would actually turn!
Judah had a blast playing with it just like that but I decided to give it a real fire truck attitude with some sticker vinyl that I had left over from a project. I punched circles out of white for the inside of the wheels and yellow circles for headlights. Last I cut some strips out of the white to make a ladder down the side
To make it “wearable” I took two pieces of leftover ribbon and stapled it to the front and the back of the box so that they kind of look like suspenders. This way Judah can slip the box over his head and wear it as he drives around hands free!
Judah was all set for a giggling lap around the house complete with a fireman’s hat from the Dollar Tree.
What do you think? We love it! Aren’t all the best toys homemade?