All Aboard for a DIY Train Halloween Costume
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Use the second Styrofoam wreath to trace a 10-inch circle onto poster board. Cut out the circle and use hot glue to attach it to the wreath. Paint both black all over and allow them to dry. Paint the cardboard towel tube black as well. When both pieces are dry, flatten one end of the tube and sandwich it between the wreath and the train body. (The side of the wreath with poster board glued on should face outward.) Secure with hot glue and clamp pieces together until cool. If using, attach the cardstock cutout of Thomas’ face to the front of the wreath.
Use the red cardstock to cut strips for the curved hood and other decorative accents. Glue onto the body and allow them to dry.
Paint four paper plates blue; let the dry before drilling holes in the center of the plates and along the lower portion of the train body where you’d like the wheels to go. Attach the plates with brads. Cut slits in the cardboard and attach ribbon to make suspenders so your child can wear the train easily. A hat and a red bandana complete the classic train driver look.
Rockland County mom Sarah Ludwig blogs at lovetheludwigs.com. She lives with husband Adam and children Cole and Lulu.