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Monday, October 31, 2011

Train Costume Part 2: The Train

Last week I posted about part of Andyroo's costume - the Train Engineer Outfit and the Train Engineer Cap. But no train engineer would be complete without a train to drive.

I asked Andyroo which train he wanted to be. Of course he couldn't be the one that everyone knows - Thomas. He wanted to be James. While we were at the trunk or treat, everyone kept asking him, "Are you Thomas?" He corrected a few people and then must have gotten tired of that because he just started saying, "Yeah," when someone asked.

The train is simply two boxes, some paint, some glue, and whatever you want to use for the straps. The big box was about 11-12" wide, about 12-13" tall, and around 20" long. I added a smaller box on the top that was about the same width and about 3-4" tall. I stuck the boxes together with some hot glue. Add some black, red, gray, and gold paint and you have James!

Here's a close up of the face. I'm no artist (seriously, I'm good at stick figures and that's about it) but I really channeled my past art classes and was able to make James' face. I painted it while Andyroo was napping and when he woke up, I showed him the face and he got a big smile and said, "Mom! James is perfect!"

And a close up of the side.

The wheels are additional circles that I traced, cut, painted and then stuck on with glue dots (because my hot glue gun stopped working).

The train was actually a pretty easy project. It only took about 2 nap times to finish.

So cute!!!



  1. Oh, the train turned out so cute. Well, not as cute as the engineer, or course.

  2. I love this so much! What a neat idea.

    Stopping by from Soleil Solene. :)


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