The summer has flown by and we are preparing to go back to school. We made this popsicle stick school bus craft to get the kids excited about going back to school.
Our kids are always bummed that they don’t get to ride the school bus, because we live just two blocks from the school. The popsicle sticks and little wooden tires make this school bus craft strudy enough for the kids to play with and pretend they are driving the bus.
- Popsicle sticks
- Mini craft sticks (these are 1/2 the length of popsicle sticks)
- Yellow and black paint
- Black foam paper
- Little wooden circles (You could make wheels from foam paper if you do not have these wooden circles)
- Glue gun
- Black marker
I prepped this school bus craft by gluing all the popscile sticks together to form the school bus and then the kids painted the buses and finished off the craft.
1. Lay out 2 of the mini craft sticks vertically. Using a glue gun, glue about 8 popsicle sticks to the mini crafts hortizontally. (see image below)
2. Lay out 2 more mini craft sticks vertically and glue about 4 mini craft sticks to them hortizally, so that the bottom portion of the vertical craft sticks can be glued to the back of the piece you created in step 1. (see image below)
3. Paint the school bus craft yellow and allow to dry. If using wooden wheels, paint them black and allow to dry or cut cirles from foam paper for the wheels. Once dry, glue the wheels to the bus.
4. Cut a square from the black foam paper for the window. Glue to the bus.
5. Using a black marker, write school bus on the school bus craft.
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.
What a fun back to school craft! I love themed crafts like this.
These are adorable, and so easy, too. It would be a good time while kids are having fun making these to help them understand to be very careful near the bus.