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Mr. Rogers Trolley

Major cuteness alert!

What you need:

One ginormous cardboard box.
Spray paint. Red for the inside, top, and front of the trolley.
Paint samples (Red, Yellow, & Black). 
Six thin wooden dowels (about 2 feet long each). 
Glue gun. You MUST have a glue gun for this project.
A caving headlamp for the trolley’s headlight. 


I cut the body of the trolley out, then the oval shaped roof and a strip of cardboard for the yellow sign on top. Then I cut two pieces for the front and the back (squares with a rounded top). I can’t give details on how I got it to fit on the chair. I really had to play with it and ended up using the wheelchair’s push bar to anchor the thing and keep it from flopping around. See what works. Measure a bit. You can do it. 

I wanted to paint the exterior by hand to get it right. I knew I wouldn’t need much paint so I just bought three samples from Lowes. I got red to match the spray paint, black for the stripe along the base, and yellow for the trolley seats and sign.

I used the dowel rods to stabilize the sides of the trolley. You can see them glued vertically on the inside. They kept the sides from bowing out (due to the weight of the roof and trolley sign).

Add your lettering and headlamp. Done!

Thank you Mary Evelyn for sharing this adorable creation! Simeon makes the perfect Mr. Rogers.

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