DIY Cardboard Pizza Food Truck Costume for Halloween
This year, our family decided to have a food truck theme for Halloween! My childhood best friend is coming to visit and we are all participating. My youngest really wanted a McDonald’s food truck costume, and my BFF’s youngest wanted to be a pizza truck. So today I wanted to share the pizza food truck costume.
Before we get started, here are our family Halloween costumes from past years:
- DISNEY VILLAIN FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
- DIY BULLWINKLE COSTUME
- MONSTER’S INC. FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
- DIY ADDAMS FAMILY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Watch the Tutorial
Here is the YouTube video for this fun and easy pizza food truck costume. Scroll down for the supplies and materials.
Time: Weekend Project
- Medium Cardboard Box
- Packing Tape
- Straight Edge
- Box Cutter/Craft Knife
- Gesso Acrylic Primer
- Green Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Foam Board
- Fabric of Choice (I used plaid flannel)
- Paper Plates
- White and Red Paper
- Glue Sticks
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
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 pizza food truck.
- 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.
- Packing tape was used to attach the truck front.
- I designed images for this costume. I provided some free images for you to use below. Resize them to fit your costume.
- The countertop is made of foam board. Simple measure and hot glue it on.
- Use any fabric or felt for the awning and use hot glue to attach it.
- 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.
- 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.
- If the straps slide off your shoulders, take a third piece of ribbon to tie a bow in the back, bringing the straps together. You may need one for the front as well.
- I made my own license plate on a free editing software, but I added the one I used below in case you want to use it!
- For added detail, I found images online and cut out a pizza, paper plate, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese for the countertop. I also cut a small piece of paper towel and glued it on under the paper plate.
Here are the images I designed for this food truck. Use them and resize them as you wish!
I hope you like it! As you can see my oldest daughter is modeling it for me! Stay tuned for the other ones!