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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to School Fun - Milk Carton School Bus Craft

Since the Lil Divas started school this week I thought it would be fun to make a school bus. None of the Lil Divas actually ride a school bus but it's such a typical bac to school symbol and both of the Lil Divas are intrigued by them.

What You Need:
1/2 gallon milk carton
4 bottle caps 
white construction paper
black construction paper
hot glue gun
glue sticks
foam letter stickers
foam circle shape stickers
yellow paint

What We Did:

1. paint milk carton bright yellow - we used 2 coats w/drying time in between

2. cut out 2 strips of white construction paper (bus windows) and fold into thirds. Draw lines at folds to make windows and draw a person in each window.

3. Glue on decorated window strips onto each side of bus.

bus w/decorated window strips

4. Add strip of black construction paper under windows and affix foam letters spelling SCHOOL to each side.

Bus w/window & SCHOOL label

5. cut small circle (large enough to cover opening of carton), decorate with face (bus driver) and affix using hot glue gun (adult or w/supervision)

6. Add bottle cap wheels using hot glue gun (adult or w/supervision)
Affix foam circles as headlights & write word SCHOOL on top

Lil Divas w/their completed School Bus

*If doing this in a classroom you can take pictures of the kids to put in the windows - it would make a great Welcome/Back to School small group project.*

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What Back to School crafts have you enjoyed lately?


  1. Very cute craft!!! Thanks for sharing! Hope that all is well and that you have a happy weekend:) Colleen

  2. this is so cute!! I never would have thought of it and am so excited to try and make it. My kids and I do crafts all of the time. thanks for sharing this!!

  3. This is really cute--what a neat way to re-use a milk or oj carton.

  4. What a fun idea! Thanks for posting:)

  5. That is such a fun idea momma. It is a must do on our list this week ;-)

  6. I love your school bus!

    This post counts as an entry in the Summer Reading Challenge.

  7. Such a cute idea! What a great craft project :)

  8. Neat!! I love milk carton crafts! This is so much fun!


  9. I ADORE that bus!!! BRILLIANT! :-)

    Thanks for linking to Kids Get Crafty :-)


  10. I love this idea so much that I linked it to my Back To School Party How to Post as an idea for a centerpiece!

  11. brilliant! A version of this will definately be coming to a crfat room near us soon!

  12. wow! what a cute project - we are going to have to try this out!

  13. Thanks for the idea. What kind of paint do you find sticks best to the waxy carton? Thanks.

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