Continuing our theme of “boxtume” ideas that you can make at home as you gear up for Halloween, we’re happy to introduce one of our classics: the tractor costume!
Like all TWO MEN AND A TRUCK boxtumes, this can be made easily from recycled moving boxes, items around the home, and a materials you can get for cheap at any costume or home goods store. With everybody spending more time inside these days, this is a fun and easy way to change it up and have some fun while you get ready for Halloween!
Follow along and build your own “Boxtume” tractor!
Step 1: Tape top and bottom of box shut. Trace a rectangular hole with a pencil on the top and bottom of the box and cut out the hole with a box cutter. Adjust for body size accordingly. Paint the body with green spray paint and let dry.
Step 2: Trace out two large paper plates onto a piece of cardboard. Trace out two small paper plates onto a piece of cardboard, and cut out the four circles using a box cutter. Spray these circles with black spray paint.
Step 3: Cut a paper cup so it’s only about two inches tall and cut slits around the edge. Spray paint it silver using spray paint.
Step 4: Cut out a triangle with rounded edges on orange paper. Glue this onto the back of the tractor. Cut out yellow circles for the wheels. Glue them onto the center of the wheels.
Step 5: Cut out black strips of paper for the front grill. Cut out a yellow strip to line the entire box. Glue these on the box. Glue the lights on the front of the box and fill with yellow paper. Spray paint a toilet paper roll black and glue onto the top of the box.
Step 6: Glue or tape on the wheels on to the box. Then create small slits on the top of the top and in the back for the straps. Feed the strap through the holes and tie a knot underneath.
Step 7: Throw on some overalls and step into your new tractor!
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