I painted it (well, we, my helper Heather!) and then I used my dremel to drill out the holes for the suckers to fit into. This will be used as a "carnival game" for little kids, they pull a sucker and if its red on the end they win the big (3 inch) sucker, if its not red, well, they can keep the sucker in their hand! lol. And yes, that's a fire truck in the widow.