Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to make a covered wagon

Well, Daily Vacation Bible School is finished.  I survived!

We had a great week with all of the children.  I taught the 3-4 year olds and our church used the SBC curriculum (Southern Baptist).  It was called Saddleridge Ranch and had a western theme. 

I don't like to spend the church's money on decorations for one week, so I made my own. 

Here's how I made a covered wagon for my little kiddos to pull around the classroom.

First I took my children's old red wagon and dusted off the cobwebs.  Then hubs found a piece of wire garden fencing.  I actually used this piece for my garden peas to grow up.  Hubs bent it to form a curve and then attached it to the wagon.

The ends of the fencing were used to attach it to the wooden rails of the wagon.  We simply poked them through the rails and then bent them up.

Then, I topped the whole thing with an old twin top sheet that I folded in half.  I wrapped the sheet around the ends of the fencing and used safety pins to pin it to the underside of the fencing.

Now that DVBS is over, I've washed the sheet and put it back in the drawer, put the fencing back in the garden, and stored the wagon back in the garage with all of our outdoor toys in it. 

This would be a fun project to add a bit of Americana to your 4th of July party!  The kids would love it.



  1. Great idea! Found you at the Stars and Stripes Party and linked you to my blog!

  2. That's so cute!! We just finished with the Saddle Ridge VBS too, and it was so much fun. My girls would love this! I'm visiting from Centsational Girl's Stars and Stripes party. :)

  3. I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

    I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

  4. If that isn't the cutest darn thing! I want a wagon too!

    Would love for you to stop by and link it up to Fab Finds for the 4th!

  5. That little covered wagon is so stinkin' cute, and I can only imagine how much the children loved pulling it around! Very clever idea!
    I'm here from the Stars and Stripes Party. It's so nice to meet you!
    Happy 4th!
    Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

  6. My mom made something like this from our red wagon when I was about 6 years old. It was for a Pioneer Days parade at our church. We wore long skirts and she made us some kind of bonnets to wear. Still remember it, I think we won some prize for our little entry. Funny the things you remember when you are little. Great project!


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