Shopping for car seats stresses me out beyond reason. It took hours of research to decide on a booster for K because of all the variables, and when I did finally find one I was ok with, the next day, a similar one came out on sale for half the price. Being cheap as I am, I took the first one back (unused) and bought the second one. As an added bonus, the second one came in a huge box! We’ve already made a cardboard boat, and a car, so I was thinking rocket, but as soon as K saw the box he exclaimed that he had to have a school bus. After visualizing for ages how I wanted it to turn out, we forged ahead and had a blast!
For a school bus, it’s best to have a long box. I cut off the front inside flap. Then I cut down the seam or crease of the two front outside flaps until they were level with the flap I cut off. The flap that I cut off was then taped to the front of the little box I created by folding down the outside flaps.
Windows were cut.
The back inside flaps were cut off so K could use the outside flaps as a door. I attached sticky back velcro to them so his doors could stay shut. As soon as the bus was formed, K kept saying he needed lights. So, we gave the bus proper headlights and tail lights… And what’s a bus without tires and a stop sign? Even C crawled inside and laughed at the great fun!
The best part about this bus? K gets to decorate it however he wants! He can color to his heart’s content!
I’m linking up to Tot Tuesdays @ Delicious Ambiguity, Mad Skills Monday @ Super Stinky Boys, Making Monday Marvelous @ CRAFT, Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative, Saturday is Crafty Day @ Along for the Ride, Homemaker Monday at 11th Heaven's, and Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest