There’s nothing quite like lugging your tired, sweaty, sugary kid around trick-or-treating this Halloween — unless you’re pulling them around in a Halloween float instead. Trick or treating is one of those holiday activities that always seems fun at the beginning but gets tiring in the end. Adding a wagon to the trick-or-treating festivities means you have a place to sit tired kids, store discarded costume pieces, or hold a broken bag of candy. Don’t just haul a simple wagon around this fall, though. decorate it! Whether you have an old-school metal radio flyer or a new collapsible swagger wagon, there are tons of creative Halloween wagon ideas to turn it into a costume on wheels.
There are Halloween float decor options you can order from Target or other retailers that don’t require any creativity or DIY know-how. Tape a cardboard pirate ship to your wagon, throw your kid an eye patch and a ripped shirt, and you’re ready to hit the streets. There are just as many options from the creative minds of the internet – The Mommy Bloggers – as well as Etsy creations. Put monster jam on and get out the hot glue gun to create a gilded Cinderella pumpkin wagon or family weather system by decorating your wagon. Regardless of your skill level or budget, incorporating a Halloween-themed float into your trick-or-treating night isn’t that hard.
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Whether you’re showing off your DIY skills or buying something that requires no skills at all, there’s a Halloween wagon costume that will make your child totally Instagrammable while also providing a practical way to bring the candy home. It’s amazing what a few pieces of cardboard and a little ingenuity can do.