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School Bus Craft – Amazing Way to Use an Egg Carton

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Make this school bus craft out of an egg carton and other recycled materials. This is a great craft to do during back-to-school time, but is also just simply a fun activity for transportation fans in general!

Recycle and Repurpose with this School Bus Craft 

This craft is so much fun to make. I LOVE showing the kids how to upcycle items from around the house to give them new life. Every material used in this school bus craft came from a recyclable object, including an egg carton, cardboard, straw, and bottle caps! Keep on reading to find out how we made the wheels moveable – a technique you can use in all types of DIY transportation vehicles!

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DIY School Bus in Action!

In this video you’ll see how my kiddo grabbed every figurine he could find to fill up the school bus for some fun pretend play! Each of the egg slots is a perfect seat for an action figure or peg person!

Keep on reading to see the step-by-step breakdown on how you can make a school bus craft too! Just a few simple steps are all that you need to make this easy egg carton craft. The kids can really do a lot of the actions themselves, which is the perfect way to build their confidence while helping them be creative at the same time. (The part with the hot glue gun is going to be all for the parents, though!)

DIY School Bus in Action!

In this video you’ll see how my kiddo grabbed every figurine he could find to fill up the school bus for some fun pretend play! Each of the egg slots is a perfect seat for an action figure or peg person!

Keep on reading to see the step-by-step breakdown on how you can make a school bus craft too! Just a few simple steps are all that you need to make this easy egg carton craft. The kids can really do a lot of the actions themselves, which is the perfect way to build their confidence while helping them be creative at the same time. (The part with the hot glue gun is going to be all for the parents, though!)

egg carton school bus craft for kids

DIY School Bus Craft Tips!

Sanitize your egg carton! If you are using a cardboard egg carton, you can sanitize it by heating it in the oven for 20 minutes at 170F. This will get rid of the germs and make it safe to craft with.

A Faster Way to Paint! If you are on a time crunch, instead of using acrylic paint, you can use yellow spray paint. Spray paint spreads the colors in seconds and can dry in minutes! However, if you’re letting the kids take over, stick with acrylic paint. Keep in mind that acrylic paint is not washable, but it is brighter on cardboard than tempera, washable paint.

Make Your Own DIY Peg People! Peg people, or peg dolls, are such a great open ended toy! We love them so much we made our own. Read more about how you can do it too!

Materials 

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

On your egg carton, cut out a few holes to make the school bus windows. 

Step 2

Paint the school bus and let it dry. Younger kids may need adult help in making the school bus wording. and details.

 

Step 3

Make two wheels and axles by threading a skewer or dowel through a straw and hot gluing the two bottle caps on each end of the skewer/dowel. Make sure you don’t hot glue the straw because then it may affect the wheels ability to move!

Step 4

Add figurines to spark imaginative play!

Step 1

On your egg carton, cut out a few holes to make the school bus windows. 

Step 2

Paint the school bus and let it dry. Younger kids may need adult help in making the school bus wording. and details.

Step 3

Make two wheels and axles by threading a skewer or dowel through a straw and hot gluing the two bottle caps on each end of the skewer/dowel. Make sure you don’t hot glue the straw because then it may affect the wheels ability to move!

Step 4

Add figurines to spark imaginative play!

Printable Worksheets for the Transporation Fan!

From trains to planes to buses and boats, we created a bundle full of early childhood activities that integrate all things transportation!

These worksheets feature all things that move on land, air and sea while giving your little one a strong foundation for early childhood education skills. Topics covered include letter writing, phonics, number recognition, counting, scissor skills, patterning, color recognition, and so much more.

And for more hands on transportation crafts, definitely check out our Milk Jug Car Wash and DIY Race Track made out of paper tubes!

transportation printable worksheet kids cars trains planes boats

Printable Worksheets for the Transporation Fan!

From trains to planes to buses and boats, we created a bundle full of early childhood activities that integrate all things transportation!

These worksheets feature all things that move on land, air and sea while giving your little one a strong foundation for early childhood education skills. Topics covered include letter writing, phonics, number recognition, counting, scissor skills, patterning, color recognition, and so much more.

And for more hands on transportation crafts, definitely check out our Milk Jug Car Wash and DIY Race Track made out of paper tubes!

More Ways to Enjoy Buses and Cars!

Here are my top picks for quality toys and items for the transportation fan!

Wooden Service Station

This wooden service station parking garage includes a car wash, numbered parking garage, a gas pump, garage with doors, an elevator, 2 cars!

All-in-One Car Mat and Storage Bag 

This play mat turns into a toy storage bag. Just pull the drawstrings to store the car toys for another day!

Flexible Buildable Roads

These roads are like puzzle pieces! They are highly durable, flexible, and washable. You can be used in water and on dirt!

Dual Lane Race Track

This handmade wooden race track allows two cars to race at once! Cars are included! 

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