Because our trick-or-treating journey will be a bit long this year, my husband decided to make Roscoe’s wagon part of the costume. My son received it for his birthday this year after we did some rust-removal and repainting. It’s now one of his most prized possessions and we love its versatility and usefulness.
My hubby found some old cardboard in our attic and a few wooden sign posts. He cut them out, decorated them with some of our old paint (the red was left over from the wagon) and made an easy add-on to the wagon.
It cost just under $4.00 total for this fabulous moving costume and the objects we reused have been granted a second (more glamorous) life too! It’s more adorable and natural than those large plastic vehicles for sale at big-box stores and it’s provided just as much fun.
Since our son is completely obsessed with school buses, he’ll be wearing a shirt with an iron-on school bus design that my husband downloaded onto a printer-friendly iron-on. He’ll get lots of use out of the shirt long after Halloween too!
Although we’re still a few days away from Halloween, Roscoe now takes regular rides around the neighborhood in his new school bus wagon. People stop and ask about it, wave from their cars, and generally love its homemade charm.
It took my husband less than two hours to craft it and will make trick-or-treating a whole lot easier (and cuter) this year! For more Thrifty Green Thursday tips visit our contributors in the links below. If you’d like to join, just click here for details!
Also, congratulations to Abigail Dobbins, the winner of our Natural Pod giveaway! We hope you enjoy those stacking rings for the next several years!