INSIDE: How to make wildly cute jungle-themed Halloween trunk or treat. Easy DIY affordable trunk or treat car idea.
As you know from my past Halloween posts, I don’t do Halloween spooky and scary. So when I signed our family up to host a trunk for the school’s Trunk or Treat party, I vowed not to do anything ghoulish and ghastly.
So I opted for something wildly cute instead! A jungle-themed Halloween trunk or treat for the good ole reliable minivan.
Using plastic tablecloths, construction paper and a few stuffed monkeys, I brought the jungles of Africa to a trunk in Arizona.
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How to Make Cute Halloween Car Jungle-Themed Trunk
This was a wildly fun project that took a couple of days to put together!
– Spring tension curtain rod
– Green plastic tablecloths
– Tropical leaf cutouts
– Assorted construction paper
– Brown grocery bags or butcher paper
– Tropical flowers
– Hanging monkey stuffed animal
Measure the length of your trunk and ensure the tension curtain rod fits snugly.
Lay the green plastic tablecloths out on the floor and cut out long strips. Then cut these strips in half.
Tie the strips onto the curtain rod until you create a solid backdrop.
Cut long strips from the butcher paper and twist to create “vines”. You can easily do the same with a brown paper grocery bag.
Staple tropical leafs onto the vines and drape over the curtain rod.
Hang tropical flowers onto the backdrop. I added a few butterfly decorations I had.
How to Make Wild Jungle or Safari Car Trunk or Treat
I constructed a couple super easy construction paper snakes. I cut strips and made a paper chain for the snake’s body and cut out a simple snake head shape. These snakes were also draped over the backdrop.
Hang a couple lightweight stuffed monkeys to complete your jungle trunk or treat car.
Extra! Jungle Trunk or Treat Ideas
I wrapped a few boxes in butcher paper and painted “Beware of Animals” and “Do Not Open Til Halloween”. I tied them with rope I found in the garage.
I made some super easy palm trees using green poster board for leaves and cardboard tubes (from wrapping paper) as the tree trunks.
I covered our candy basket with some leopard faux fur fabric.
And don’t forget to dress up in jungle theme as well!
More Plastic Tablecloth Crafts
Once Halloween was in the books, this is what I did with all those green plastic tablecloth strips!
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- Easy kids pirate boot covers using felt and good doubloons
- Use fabric scraps to make easy sew colorful fabric pumpkins
- Mesh pumpkin wreath in 5 easy steps
- BOO! Halloween word signs made from paper straws
- BOO-ti-ful Halloween pedicure gift sets + printable tags
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