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UPS driver, truck, and package!

Contest Photo by: jeannieabeanie
Cincinnati, OH,
Category: Creative Creatures

Brief Description:

Because we receive many UPS packages at our house for our business, my four-year old REALLY likes the "big brown truck." So we crafted his truck from a box, added logo stickers, and even made the "hood" lift up for a place to stash his candy. Working tap lights were a hit once it became dark, and he led the way to the houses. To complete the look, our 17 month-old was dressed as a UPS package envelope being mailed from "Mama and Daddy" to "Grandma and Grandpa."

Materials:

Truck: re-purposed box, spray paint, battery-powered tap lights, wide ribbon for straps, paper plates for wheels, printed logo stickers, velcro, hot glue gun, clear shelf liner for windshield. Driver costume: dyed white school shirt and baseball cap. UPS package outfit: golden color felt, shipping labels, velcro.

Time to Create:

4 hours total
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