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« on: November 02, 2011 06:24:26 PM »

So, we haven't really done Halloween before because my son has a peanut allergy (he's almost 4) and it's hard to explain to him that he can't have about 60% of the candy he collects. This year I wasn't planning anything until my friend texted me that her little boy requested that my son go trick or treating with him at his grandparents house. Panic mode set in, I ask my son what he wants to be and he comes out with "Lightning Queen". Ok... I have 4 days, and a daughter I must costume as well. So, she'll be Mater. I invested approx. $10 in spray paint, and everything else was on hand. Mostly cardboard boxes and kraft paper, and they had straps to go over their shoulders. Those four days were spent staring at my sons matchbox versions of the cars for way too long.

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And Action Shots.....





It was an exhausting process of shaping cardboard, then covering, then painting. I got the Rusteze logo and the other sponsors on Lightning McQueen from the internet. The lightning bolt and "95" were cut out of yellow posterboard and the gradient was spray painted. Mater's towing cable supports were made from a curtain rod that my kids tore down last week (what timing?) and he even had a wire hook.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011 06:52:39 PM »

These look really good! Well done. They look exactly like the cars, and they look adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011 07:18:31 PM »

very cute!  And your kids looked like they were having a blast! 
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011 09:16:38 PM »

These are so cute! Very well done.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011 05:22:04 AM »

Those look amazing!  Great work!!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011 09:43:40 AM »

These are really neat and so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2011 12:53:40 PM »

Great job.  It's too bad you have trouble with the peanut allergy--most people around here had peanut free options for little ones with allergies.
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