For Halloween, my husband made our 3-year-old son’s wish come true..Our youngest wanted to be “Marty” from the 80s classic, Back to the Future. And, what would Marty be without his own Back to the Future car? Well, that’s where my husband’s work began! My husband built our youngest, his very own Back to the Future car to accompany their Halloween costumes as “Marty and Doc” from the beloved 80’s movie, Back to the Future. We’ve created this easy to follow tutorial to help you make your child’s wishes come true. Without further adieu…How to Build a Child’s DeLorean Tutorial!
How to Build a Child’s DeLorean
Why would my husband do this for a 3-year-old, who was born nearly 30 years after this smash hit? Well, that’s because since our son could sit up and watch T.V., he and his daddy have been sharing in this cinematic genius…every…single…day.
I can say with full confidence that our son is obsessed! Truly! In fact, we now have to refer to him as “Marty” and daddy is no longer, “Daddy.” His daddy is now, “Doc.”
Disclaimer: Mr. V. has only allowed our son to see the “appropriate” parts of the movie…for a 3-year-old. Of course, all parts pertaining to the time machine!
It’s great, our son can actually “act out” – word for word – the epic “clock tower scene.” Adorable…or creepy? I’m with ya…it’s weird!
Regardless, these two have bonded for hours over this movie and I am happy to now unveil the steps on how you too can build your child a homemade DeLorean time machine while reaching 1.21 gigawatts on the parent of the year scale!
1. Start out with your standard Step 2 Push Around Buggy.
2. Snag a Large moving box for this project.
3. Measure how long the buggy is and then cut out your sides with an exacto knife.
4. Once both sides of the buggy are cut out then use duct tape to reinforce the structure like this…
5. Measure the distance between the two side pieces to create the hood of the car. Then use duct tape to not only reinforce the structure but also to hold the pieces together. 6. Place the body of the car over the top of the buggy to make sure you have a nice fit.
7. Using the exacto knife, cut out a spoiler for the back of the car. My husband “eyeballed” this one.
8. Once all your spoiler pieces are cut out then assemble with duct tape.
12. My husband then added all the fun details…
*Front bumper, that reads “DMC.” He printed the image from the internet and then attached it to a piece of painted black cardboard. He attached the piece to the front bumper with screws.
Here’s the happy boy on Halloween night while trick-or-treating
Here’s to making our kids’ dreams come true…big and small. Happy Halloween!