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DIY Wagon Costume Tutorial

September 27, 2022 posted by Ali Randazzo

This spooky season, we’re gearing up with the Official Wagon of Halloween. We’re all about a holiday full of treats and no tricks. So if you’re looking for easy toddler Halloween costume ideas, we have you covered! Keep reading for 2 wagon costume ideas using materials you already have at home and your Radio Flyer wagon.


Bath Time Toddler Wagon Halloween Costume





  • Radio Flyer wagon
  • White or blue balloons
  • Tape (or any adhesive of choice)
  • Accessories of choice (loofa, costume for your little one, small rubber ducks, towels, etc.)



  1. Start by inflating all of your balloons. Be sure to inflate balloons to different sizes, so you have large and small “bubbles.”
  2. Tape (or Pin) the ends of balloons to your wagon.
  3. Fill the wagon with the rest of the balloons.
  4. Add accessories such as rubber ducks and a loofa to the outside of the wagon.
  5. Gear up your little one in their rubber duck costume.
  6. Get ready to roll for a fun night of trick-or-treating!


Gumball Machine Toddler Wagon Halloween Costume





  • Radio Flyer wagon with canopy
  • Assorted colors of balloons
  • Pom poms
  • Hot glue
  • Red t-shirt
  • Red beanie or hat
  • Printed gumball machine lid and candy door



  1. Start by inflating all of your balloons (be sure to include a variety of colors!)
  2. Fill the wagon bed with the inflated balloons.
  3. To create a “gumball” shirt and hat, simply hot glue (or sew) pom poms to the center of the shirt and front of the hat.
  4. Tape or pin your printed accessories to turn the wagon into a gumball machine.
  5. Gear up your little one in their gumball machine costume.
  6. Get ready to roll for a fun night of trick-or-treating!




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