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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About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 32 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting That Chic Mom (formerly Thrifty & Chic Mom) five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.


  1. That is so adorable! What a great way to Trick or Treat!

  2. That is an awesome idea! I could see doing this for so many different costumes including a cowboy/cowgirl. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I LOVE it! My youngest is obsessed with Merida. The costume looks even better with the wig and “horse”!

  4. This is such a great idea and so cute too!

  5. Betty Baez says:

    Looks great! Love the wig!

  6. You are “Super Mom” making her a horse! What a cute idea! She looks so excited!

  7. Julie Wood says:

    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!

  8. Oh my gosh, that is so cute! Will be perfect for trick or treating!

  9. That is really cute. I love your daughter in that costume and wig!

  10. Now, that is just awesome. What a fabulous transformation.

  11. Oh wow – she has the complete Halloween package all set! Really cool costume and set up.

  12. courtney b says:

    ha ha I love it! I used to love playing dress up as a kid!

  13. ellen beck says:

    That costume is great! And her ‘horse’ can carry things (as all good horses do!)

  14. 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.

  15. I love Step2 products, they are very durable

  16. Vickie Couturier says:

    how clever,,love the wagon an the horse,,what a nice way to help with play acting

  17. What a great idea! And now she won’t be dragging after trick or treating! Smart Mama!

  18. Great idea!

  19. What a cute idea perfect to take your kids trick or treating.

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