WESTPORT — When Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, clearing the way for Donald Trump to capture the GOP nomination, David Ellis decided to do something to speak out against Trump.

Following many Trump-centered conversations over dinner with his children, they decided to make anti-Trump bumper stickers with the hope of swaying potential voters.

The family has already sold 100 stickers since opening up shop.

Ellis, along with his son, Sam, 17, and daughters Ginger, 14, and Vivey, 12, have created close to 50 different bumper stickers, including: “Orange, Fat and Dirty — What Happens When You Cross a Pumpkin and a Pig?” and “Look At That Face.”

And those are the stickers that don’t include expletives.

They’re selling them at their 18 Silver Brook Road home in Westport at a stand unmanned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The first sticker is free, with each additional one costing $5.

All the earnings will be equally distributed to two charities that Ellis said, “Trump definitely does not support himself” — the International Institute of Connecticut, which provides services for immigrants, and 350.org, an organization that promotes climate change awareness.

An independent who has always voted, Ellis never was particularly politically active beyond casting his ballot. Since Trump’s success in the primaries, Ellis had been taking a more proactive role by emailing friends about why Trump is unfit.

“I’m not going to just stand by and say Trump’s in.” Ellis said. “I want to speak out a little more. If Trump were to become president, I want to look back and say I did something a little more than usual in trying to voice my opinion.”

Ginger expropriated the first slogan after looking it up online.

“It was my dad’s idea, but I’ve taken some stickers to school and I’ve given them out to friends and they’ve fought over them and they’ve laughed at them,” Ginger said.

For the next two weeks, Ellis kept thinking of new slogans. He then found online sticker templates of Trump and didn’t look back.

Ellis cited Trump’s character, among other traits, as one of the reasons he believes Trump isn’t ready to lead the country. “He struck me early on as a guy that’s boastful and not trustworthy.”

“I get the sense that he is really ignorant about issues, he doesn’t know much about any of these issues. As the debates went on, I was like, ‘Don’t people see what I’m seeing?’ He’s clearly the least aware person on that stage and you could tell he was just sort of winging it — just ignorance about the issues.”

Ellis said Trump’s ideas are “simplistic,” “dangerous” and “reckless,” citing his stance on nuclear arms and trade.

Ginger said passers-by at the stand will laugh, gesture or give a thumbs-up. Although most people have gotten a laugh out of the slogans, Ellis said when they first started handing them out, the “anti” on the “anti-Trump” stickers was small so they initially attracted some Trump supporters.

When they noticed the prefix later, they were dismayed.

@chrismmarquette; cmarquette@bcnnew.com