My son attends a daycare during the day while we’re at work, so Halloween week is extra special each year for our family. Not only is my son’s birthday a few days before Halloween, my husband’s is right after, and then in between the two birthdays we have Trunk or Treating at daycare and we have actual Trick or Treating on Halloween. Today I’m going to share with you a fun and easy Trunk or Treat Idea!
Trunk or Treat, if you’re not familiar, is where you decorate the trunk or back of your vehicle and the kids trick or treat from the trunks of your car. The past two years we’ve been rained out and forced inside for trick or treating, but this year I decided to do a test run on decorating my trunk for the event…
What you need:
Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet paper (you want good strong, thick toilet paper for this job)
Supplies of your choice to make eyes and teeth (I used foam board and stiff felt)
It was my son’s birthday weekend, so the family was in town celebrating and we got crafty on my car with some toilet paper. I’m sure the neighbors were wondering what the heck we were up to…LOL.
We started out by gathering up our supplies and getting the trunk completely empty.
From there we started wrapping the top of the trunk down….my brother helped me with the job and we had to do it in the garage because of the wind (this is something you’d want to put together when you arrived to your destination rather than trying to drive with it).
From there we wrapped the side and the bottom of the trunk and then we used a bat (or a rod) to prop the trunk open to an angle where it can look more like a mouth.You may have to slightly modify and play around with your design in order to make it work for your particular car type.
After the whole car was wrapped with Cottonelle Triple Roll Toilet Paper, then you get to decorate. I had foam board on hand, so I cut out 5 teeth (3 smaller and 2 larger) and I used duck tape to secure them in the inside of the car. From there, I made two eyes out of stiff felt I had on hand, with grey felt and green fabric for the eyes. Finally, I took a black marker and attempted to make the eyes look bloodshot to add some character to my mummy.
When you’re done, you can put your candy on the inside of the car…add some dry ice even to your trunk to make it extra spooky!! We didn’t do that, but we did add let our trunk mummy gobble up our kiddo 😉The whole thing took under 30 minutes to wrap and put together and I think the kids will get a kick out of this little set up…you could even add a tongue or other decorations to your mummy as you see fit!!! Easy peasy!
So have you ever Trunk or Treated with your kids before? What fun ideas have you seen or done with your vehicle!?