McDonald’s Food Truck Costume

DIY Cardboard McDonald’s Food Truck Costume for Halloween

This year, our family decided to have a food truck theme for Halloween! My youngest really wanted a McDonald’s food truck costume. Yep, she can’t resist those darn kid’s meals.

DIY Truck Halloween Costume

In case you missed them, here are our family Halloween costumes from past years:

Watch the Tutorial

Here is the YouTube video for this fun and easy McDonald’s food truck costume. Scroll down for the supplies and materials.

Time: Weekend Project


  • Small Cardboard Box
  • Packing Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Straight Edge
  • Box Cutter/Craft Knife
  • Gesso Acrylic Primer
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Foam Board
  • Yellow Felt
  • Paper Plates
  • White and Red Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Ribbon

Cardboard Costume Food Truck


Tips and Tricks:

Since I have a video tutorial, I thought I’d put together some tips and tricks to help you make your own McDonald’s food truck.

  1. You can make these in any size. Save the unused flaps to use as reinforcements for the wheels, ribbon straps, and even as a paint pallet.
  2. Packing tape was used to attach the truck front.
  3. I bought the Gesso paint at Michael’s. It is an extra step, but makes painting cardboard so much easier.
  4. Google images of McDonald’s logos and menus. Resize them to fit your costume.
  5. The countertop is made of foam board. Simple measure and hot glue it on.
  6. Use any fabric or felt for the awning and use hot glue to attach it.
  7. For the wheels, I used paper plates painted black and added circles with red and white paper. We used a craft punch to punch out the circles. ( If you don’t have one, just trace a round object and cut it out. You can also use bottle caps.
  8. For the straps, measure the size you need. Hot glue them on, then to reinforce it, hot glue another scrap rectangle piece of cardboard over the strap to hold it in place.
  9. If the straps slide off your shoulders, take a third piece of ribbon to tie a bow in the back, bringing the straps together.
  10. I made my own license plate on a free editing software.

I hope you like it! As you can see my daughter love’s it! Stay tuned for the other ones!

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