|Project by JeffG||posted 10-19-2010 06:17 PM||6054 views||6 times favorited||14 comments|
When I asked my son Gavin, 3 years old, what he wanted to be for Halloween, he said a bulldozer. After searching a few stores and websites and finding nothing, we decided to make the bulldozer ourselves out of cardboard, glue, stickers and tape. I can tell my son will be a good woodworker (a comment said by any proud father), and if you think about it, working with cardboard has a lot of similarities to working with wood. You need to measure, cut, assemble with some type of joinery, and apply a finish. We joined most of the pieces together by cutting a slot on one piece and then cutting a tab on the other, which we called our mortise and tenon joints – see, just like real woodworking. Gavin helped with every step (except cutting with a box knife), and it’s obvious he has a sense of pride about it when he shows people what he will be trick-or-treating in. A cool feature of this costume is the candy collection – the candy gets dropped in the top of the chrome exhaust pipe and drops in to a big in the bulldozer.
-- Jeff G, North Syracuse, NY