I must proudly show you this fire truck made out of cardboard boxes! I just taped and hot glued in a few areas, cut out the holes and rolled on the red paint. I actually overlapped some of the flaps inside the boxes to add some extra durability and it really held up very well.
I used a satin finish paint just so it didn't have that chalky feel. The lights on top are simply...a UPS tube! I just cut it down and wrapped in paper. The kids could enter from the back and crawl to the cab. It was a lot of fun and, of course, it was destroyed post-party. Oh well. (Sorry for no in-process photos. I was in the basement and just got so caught up and excited that it was going so well that I kept working until the end.)
Then we can't forget the invitation...
No, this isn't Pull the Tail on the Doggie, but rather a pinata from Party City with the pull string releases for little ones. They all took a turn with their little fire hats on. The hats all came from DollarTree. Now for you to be inspired and have a Fire Fighting Good Time.