How to Make a Bus Out of a Box

Written by linda shepard
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How to Make a Bus Out of a Box
A large cardboard box can become a school bus. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

A refrigerator box could serve as the perfect material for a bus ride to adventure. The size of the box is well proportioned to hold a child's small chairs for seats. Painted yellow, the box can serve as a school bus. Painted and covered with jazzy stickers, the box becomes a rock and roll road bus, holding musicians and their instruments. Making the bus is a great rainy day craft.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Refrigerator box
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Crayons
  • Poster paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 5 black paper plates
  • 2 white paper plates
  • White glue
  • Child-sized chairs

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  1. 1

    Cut off one long side of the box with the scissors. Reinforce all box edges and folds with duct tape for stability.

  2. 2

    Draw windows on the sides, front and back of the cardboard bus with the crayons. Paint the bus with poster paint.

  3. 3

    Glue black paper plates on the bottom edges of the cardboard bus for wheels.

  4. 4

    Cut out a ring from one black paper plate and glue the ring to the inside of the cardboard bus for a steering wheel.

  5. 5

    Glue two white paper plates on the front of the cardboard bus for headlights.

  6. 6

    Place the child-sized chairs inside the box for seats.

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