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Friday, July 23, 2010

School Bus from a Box

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!DSCN3369 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. DSCN3354
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.DSCN3355 As soon as the bus was formed, K kept saying he needed lights. So, we gave the bus proper headlights and tail lights…DSCN3359 And what’s a bus without tires and a stop sign?DSCN3364 Even C crawled inside and laughed at the great fun!DSCN3367
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


  1. I would have done the same thing and look at the bonus - a huge box! Looks like they were having a blast! A few years ago, our church got refrigerator boxes and gave them away to families. They wanted each family to think inside and outside the box. All the kids (and adults) had a most fantastic time playing and decorating those boxes. Great memories!

  2. I love it! We have a carseat box that my kiddo has been using as a small house and we are getting a stroller delivered this week...so now I will have to get hubby to make them into a bus instead of a crummy house! :)

  3. Super cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  4. Fantastic bus! It's great they can both ride in it together. Thanks for sharing the idea with us at the Play Academy link up. See you again next Friday? :)

  5. This is so cute and fun. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love finding new crafty blogs. :)