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Farmer in a John Deere Tractor Costume

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Farmer in a John Deere Tractor Costume

finished product-Happy Halloween!

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Photo #1 - finished product-Happy Halloween! Photo #2 - working lights Photo #3 - puppa, puppa, plowing 5 miles an hour. Photo #4 - side view Photo #5 - back view
Costume type:  Costumes for Babies
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for babies entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jackie, the 'Farmer in a John Deere Tractor' costume creator:

My 2 yr old son is wearing the costume. He is obsessed with tractors!! so when he said told me he wanted to be a tractor for Halloween I was not surprised!

Items needed:
-three boxes(two large and one med.)
-Green spray paint
-yellow duck tape
-black permanent marker
-black spray paint
-wrapping paper roll or mailing paper
-tape or glue/glue gun
-steering wheel(used from toy car kids outgrew)
-two, puck style push lights/batteries
-rectangle piece of cardboard peeled apart to show rippled inside for front grill of tractor.
-orange, yellow and red cardstock
-exacto knife

cut out large box for shape of cab with windows, use red/orange cardstock to make triangle for back of tractor spray paint large box green and med box green. spray paint smoke stack(wrapping paper roll)black. cut round hole in med box insert smoke stack, attach suspenders to lg. box, I wrapped mine in yellow duck tape. cut hole to insert steering wheel. attach puck lights to front of med box- ones I used had a sticky tab for adhesion. strip of yellow duck tape on both sides- write john deere in that area both sides. hot glue the med box to front of lg. box. use last large box to cut two big wheels and two smaller wheels. spray paint black both sides. hot glue lg wheels to lg box and sm. wheels to med box. Cut 4 circles out of yellow cardstock to put in middle of wheels. dressed son in over-all's and boots and long sleeve t-shirt. Trick-Or-Treat!

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#1 comment by Amanda October 14, 2016

Hello Jackie, what approx. size boxes did you use? Also, what size are the LED headlights? This is adorable BTW!

#2 comment by jackie October 14, 2016

Hi Amanda. Thanks!! I used diaper boxes. One medium and one large for the tractor. Approximate size 10x18 and 2ft x 18. I stood up the 4 flaps of the top part of the large box and taped 2 corners together for each side to make the box longer and open. Then flip the box over so the closed side becomes top of tractor and open side is face down for leg/walking room. the led lights fit in palm of my hand small hockey puck size.hope that helps!

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