Well... no. Not really. Just thought that it was a cute name to give my latest project.
So, I was inspired. This new kit that SVG Cuts just released is darn too adorable, and made me wanna play with it. I knew that this was up my son's alley and I HAD to show it to him. Of course, his reaction was "I wanna have this!" He loves yellow.. anything yellow, so another A HA moment for Thienly... make him one of construction trucks.... Well, the easiest one that I was able to think of was a dump truck. I'm not attempting to make a bull dozer, or not going anywhere close to a crane truck.
Thus, late last night.. (the usual crafting time for me)... I was making a toy for my 5 yr old son... and kept telling myself what a cool mommy I am... even though I'm yawning and my bed was calling out my name. I wanted to surprise him in the morning, and I wanted him to be excited about it just like when he saw Mary's version of the truck.
Anyway, here it is!
Cute, isn't it? Clear windows, jewel brads for lights, it was all too fun to make!
Isn't that the cutest dirt you ever saw? I actually wanted to take some rubber mulch from our playground for photos, and my son insisted that that would get it dirty and he didn't want that. So... paper dirt it was! I cut little pieces of paper and scrunched it all up... I must've done couple hundred of these. Here, you can see my labor of love upclose :)
So... you're asking... does this dump truck can actually dump? Yes! The original file had a open box at the base of the truck... I closed up the box, and added another box on top! I had the PERFECT washi tape (black stripe) so I used that to connect the box to the truck. Whoa! I'm hearing that you wanna try this? Well... I've designed these parts, and you can simply download them to add to your kit! (see below)
See my dump truck unloading...
Whoa - that's a whole lot of dirt!
You know another cool thing about this? The door on one side opens! This one, I just had to cut manually out by hand, but my son loved it! He now wants me to make a paper construction guy to put inside! What have I got myself into? lol...
... and of course, I had to insert a black paper folded into a 'seat' inside.
Speaking of construction sites, you need some signs and pylons. The signs were made just using octagon and rounded triangle from the basic shapes in my software, but the pylons were made from the party hat in this kit. It was just perfect as the sides that flip out was used to adhere to the rounded square base. (This rounded square base is also in the download.) The party hat was cut at 2.730" wide.
So, to make this - I used the new kit: Ryan's Play Date SVG Kit and Jonathan's Bears SVG Collection. I made the truck the recommended size in the PDF, and the tires came from the second kit under the 'Construction Bear' file. The tires were cut at 3.00" (cut 2) and cut a smaller yellow circle and embossed it with Clockworks Cuttlebug folder.
The parts that you'll need to make this is found in this download - Dump Truck Parts.
When you first open the file, ungroup. The first one should be cut at 2.853" wide by 3.718" high. This is the part needed to cover the open truck of the original file.
The second one is the actual 'dump' box and you'll find that one side will be longer than the rest. Score it at 0.5" and 0.75" from the end which will hang over the truck front. This should be cut at 5.476" wide by 5.307" high.
The last that you'll see there is for the base of the pylons. (Pylon dimensions noted above)
Okay, sorry to make my post long.. but just had to give you more inspiration going back to my past 'construction' ideas...
Here's a party hat that I had made last year... here's the blog post to that project.
...and here's a construction party invite idea, and the post can be found here.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed seeing my little truck. If you ever make one, I'd love to see it...
So... to end this off... guess what my son said. He asked me next to make him a garbage truck. GAHHH!!!