Donut Box Adaptive Wheelchair Costume

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You’ll be the most popular person at the Halloween party in a rolling treat station! This wheelchair costume was made in just an hour with $10 of supplies from a discount store. Fill the tray with donuts from your favorite local donut shop. We created a Flipper’s Donuts (located in Bikini Bottom) theme by adding SpongeBob costumes for family members.

Supplies

  • Four 18”x 24” sheets of foam board
  • One roll of white duct tape
  • Utility or X-Acto knife
  • Printed logo from your favorite donut shop OR acrylic paint and brushes to paint your own logo
  • Wax paper
  • Donuts from your favorite shop

Directions

  1. Use a utility knife to cut two pieces of foam board as follows, to make six sides for the box base and lid:
  • Two 6”x 24” pieces
  • Four 6”x 18” pieces
  1. The most important piece of the box lid (the third 18”x 24” foam board) is the back because it needs to stand straight against the wheelchair seat. Depending on the wheelchair, it may be necessary to measure and remove a piece to accommodate the chair. Once any cuts are made, glue the logo to the center of the top of the lid, or draw/paint one.

  2. Use white duct tape to secure one 6” x 24” piece to the long side of the box lid at a 90-degree angle. Secure two 6”x 18” pieces to the shorter sides. Reinforce the corners on the inside of the lid with white duct tape.

  3. To create the base of the box, lay the last 18” x 24” foam board across the tray or arms of the wheelchair. Measure and cut away section(s) to accommodate the person and any existing chair controls.

  4. As done for the lid, use white duct tape to attach one 6” x 24” piece at a 90-degree angle to the front of the box base. Secure two 6”x 18” pieces to the shorter sides and reinforce the inside corners with tape. 

  5. Place the box bottom across the chair tray or arms, line with wax paper and fill with donuts.

  6. Stand the box lid straight up against the back of the chair, and tape the base and lid together at a 90-degree angle, as if the box is open.

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Wheelchair and SpongeBob costumes designed by Emily Dolton, resource specialist, artist and 22q mom. Coffee cup lid created by artist, architect and Autism dad, Matthew Gomes at @king_kosplay. Custom “Please Donut Touch My Wheelchair” shirt created by Vickie Christensen of www.blueglassesco.com, which offers clothing with inclusive messages. Thank you to Maggie Elizondo, author of “Don’t Touch: Rolling with Me & Friends”, for inspiring this adaptive family costume.

Get directions to a cool Funko POP! adaptive wheelchair costume at   

www.sandiegofamily.com/things-to-do/seasonal-happenings/funko-pop-halloween-costume.

Find more adaptive costume ideas on San Diego Family’s Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/sandiegofamily/adaptive-costumes.

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