I’m BACK! Sorry for my little hiatus , I’ve been working for a lot of different people and so busy that blogging for myself has been virtually impossible. With that being said, I’m so happy to be back at it. I wanted to start off with a throwback to last year’s Halloween since I never did tell you guys how we made our son’s costume. Last year we decided to make Greyson a Batmobile since he was only going to be just over a year old and I knew he wouldn’t be able to walk too far for trick or treating. My husband and I took his Step2 blue push car and decided we would DIY it into a rad little Batmobile. With his car, we put him in a pj style onesie batman costume and the little guy was so comfortable all evening! To see all of the details on last year’s Halloween click here.
This is how the Step2 push car looks in it’s original state:
The first step was we took the cup holder off, since we knew we wanted this to be a different color from the rest of the car. We spray painted it yellow to match the other cup holder at the top of the handle and also to go with the batman color scheme.
Second step was we taped the areas that we didn’t want to paint, the wheels and steering wheel. In all honesty we could have taken them right off, but we we’re too lazy! So just covering them works just fine, doesn’t make for a perfect job but it’s good enough! We cut corners since we of course waited until the last minute to do this. (Hence spray painting in the dark).
Next, spray paint the entire car black, we did a glossy black, but you can do a matte. I just thought the glossy would look more polished. Last step was to add headlights and a customized sticker (from Etsy, shop we purchased from is close but there’s a similar one here). We just took closet lights from amazon you can find some here and stuck them on. It didn’t take very long for my son to pull them off and other random children that we encountered at the park and stuff that were interested in the car. So this year, after retouching to car I will be crazy gluing the lights on!
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I like to think of this as the “Pimp My Ride” kids edition! It turned out so cute and we get compliments EVERY time we take it out. This costume was definitely hard to top!! I highly recommend doing something cool with a push car like this or even your stroller if you have a child under 2. There are tons of cool ideas on Pinterest. It was just so nice having the option to push him when he got tired from walking.
If any of you redesign your Step2 cars please tag me on Instagram @chantalreneeblog. I would love to see what you’ve done! My son loves his car and we still use it all the time. I will be posting some pictures on my social media of him using it this year. I will probably get 2 years out of his car, whereas most costumes last just the day, so for that it is totally worth the effort!