We used felt, cardboard box and cut outs.
Headlights are Starbucks frappucino lids wrapped in foil with electric tea lights.
Siren has buttons for flashing lights and fire engine sounds. It's a Bruder truck attachment my husband found. It's got a built in battery pack so we just wedged it into the top, worked like a charm and of course is the highlight of the costume.
Did you catch that? This firetruck has a flashing lights and fire engine sounds! And I love the ingenuity of using tea lights and coffee cup lids.
But wait—there's more:
|Penelope (3.5) and Maceo (2)|
Lora made both these costumes from scratch, continuing her mother's tradition of creating Halloween costumes every year for five children. How lucky are her kids?
I know my friend Jen is also making a firetruck this year and am looking forward to seeing her adaptation, as well. In this our first year without Jack O'Lanterns or scarecrows at the porch, it's truly a treat (bad pun—sorry) to see everyone else's projects and costumes.