Transforming my Step2 Wagon Into Merida’s Horse

princess merida and her horse step2 wagon
I am Step2 Test Drive mom, all opinions are my own.


We absolutely love our Step2 Ohio State wagon and it gets tons of use, so when my daughter stated she needed a horse for with her Merida costume we knew just how to make that happen. With some cardboard, paint and pipe cleaners our OSU wagon was magically transformed into a black stallion for the Princess Merida to ride. We chose to only put the horse on one side since the OSU Wagon has a door on the other side. That way she still has access to the door while out trick or treating and won’t trip on her long dress as she climbs in and out.

How to turn your Step2 Wagon into a Horse!

Start with your Step2 Wagon

step2 OSU wagon

  1. Cut the outline of a horse out of cardboard, we made the head and body from one piece then each leg and the tail are all separate pieces which we then taped on with duct tape.
  2. Paint the horse black and let dry over night.
  3. Take 2 handfuls of black pipe cleaners and tape them to the back in 2 spots for the mane. Then curl the pipe cleaners around your finger to create a wild racing mane.
  4. Tape the horse silhouette to the side of your Step2 wagon, add Merida and trick or treat all night long!


princess meridas horse



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  1. Really cute idea to make a Step 2 into a Horse. I like it, it is very cute and creative. The costume and wig is so cute!

  2. Such a great idea! I have a step 2 car where the kids sit inside and use their feet to propel themselves and have seen several posts about turning those into parts of a costume. I was thinking about doing something like that for Halloween for my youngest.

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