Markers, variety of colors (optional)
Have your child sit in different size boxes to find onethatfitscomfortably. Save other boxes for later.
Using scissors, cut outtop and bottom ofboxto createtruck shape.
Using reserved boxes and scissors, cut out two ladders, six medium circles and six smaller circles forwheels, rectangles for front and back windshields, six small squares for windows and equipment doors, four circles for headlights and seven thin rectangles for grill.
Using paint brush, paint largebox mostly red or get creative and use separate paint brushes to paint white stripes down sides of box and half of front gray forgrill. Then paint ladders, grill pieces and medium wheel circles black. Paint small wheel circles and equipment doors gray and windows and lights white.
Once paint dries, use hot glue and glue gun to adhereeach piece to fire truck as desired.Use markers to outline windows and add dots to small wheel circles and equipment door handles, if desired.
Fire Hydrant Supplies and Instructions:
2 Amazon Prime boxes
Hot glue gun
3 empty tape rolls
1 cotton headband
Black acrylic paint
Blue pants or skirt
Blue tulle (optional)
Blue felt pieces (optional)
Select box that fits around your child’s torso.
Using scissors, cut box into eight equal-sized rectangles.
Assemble rectangles vertically into octagon and glue together using hot glue and glue gun.
Using scissors, cut holes for arms on two sides of octagon. Glue two empty tape rolls to outside of arm holes and one on front to mimic nut on fire hydrant.
On flat piece of another box, draw dome shape that will fit your child’s head. Use scissors to cut it out then glue bottom to stretchy, cotton headband.
Using paint brush, paint cardboard pieces red.Use separate brush to paint black stripes on corners of octagon.
Once paint dries, boxtume is complete. On blue pants or skirt meant to mimic water,glue pieces of blue tulle and blue felt pieces to look like water droplets, if desired.
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