Trunk or Treat Halloween is one of my absolute favorite nights of the year! Our entire church decorates their cars in our church parking lot and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters for hours. I love to go all out with our car and do costumes to match. We’ve done a Day of the Dead inspired car, a Super Hero car, and this year we are doing a Super Mario World themed trunk or treat car! I set it up a few weeks early so that you can get some inspiration for your own Super Mario car just in time for Halloween night! 🙂
I have these really amazing memories of playing the Super Mario World game at my Nana’s house. She had the Super Nintendo in the back bedroom and me and my brother and cousins would play for hours. I can hear that music from the game and it instantly takes me back! Fast forward about 20 years and my son plays the game with a new console similar to this one but it’s the exact same Super Mario World game that we loved in the 90’s!
For this Super Mario World trunk or treat car I bought all the colors of poster board from Dollar Tree, one paper towel roll, some blue paint, and lots of hot glue and clear packing tape. That’s it!
To recreate this Super Mario World I just took lots of screenshots of the first level of Super Mario World from Google and started drawing. I would draw the characters on the back of the poster board and then just started cutting. If you are not sure of your free-hand drawing skills, just screen shot it, and blow it up and print it and trace it on to the poster board. We did lots of the familiar images but there were SO many that we left out. I would love to see someone do one of the haunted castle levels of the game as a trunk or treat idea!
Most of the characters or background images I used were pretty easy to draw and cut out. The only one that took some time was the Bullet character. This one was a little challenging to get right but with some trial and error, I finally got him looking good! 🙂
For the blue tower looking things (I don’t know what they’re called) I just mixed some different shades of light blue paint and my son painted those colors on some white poster boards. Then I just cut a round, dome shape on top and added some white ovals.
I attached all of the characters, bush, clouds, and coins to two long blue rectangles also made with poster board and then attached those with tape to the back windshield and the tool box. This can of course be adapted for a car but also works really great in a truck bed.
For the pipe, I wrapped a few green poster boards around and taped them to form a cylinder. Then I did that again inside using some leftover blue poster board to make it extra sturdy. Then I glued some cut paper towel rolls that were about 1 inch long all around the top. Then I added another layer of green poster board to give the pipe the right dimension. Then I added a lighter green stripe down the side. I made it large enough to where my son or daughter could slip in it and scare the trick-or-treaters from the truck bed.
I added a little green wavy border to the bottom of the truck, layered in some blankets, and you’re ready for a very fun Trunk or Treat night!
Have you ever done trunk or treat before? What theme did you use? Would your kids love this Super Mario World theme? Please leave your comments below! I love to read them so much!