Thursday, August 23, 2012

Things to Do Thursday! Egg Carton School Bus

Egg Carton School Bus

Got this idea from DLTK Crafts. Something fun to do with the kids to get them in that back-to-school mood :)

This is a simple craft for preschool children about to begin school or for young siblings of school age kids.


  • lid (TOP) of an egg carton
  • yellow paint or markers
  • black construction paper or 2 lids from milk jugs (for wheels)
  • black marker
  • OPTIONAL: small cutouts of people from magazines, coloring books or hand drawn


  • cut the lid off an egg carton
  • Paint (or color with marker) the lid yellow. We only used one coat, but you could do two.
  • While the paint is drying, cut 2 circles out of black construction paper
    • (you can have the children trace the lid from a baby food jar or orange juice container -- preschool kids enjoy tracing). Use white crayon, chalk or pencil crayon for tracing.
    • Allow the children to cut out their circles with safety scissors (or supervise them closely while they use regular scissors).
    • The wheels don't have to be perfectly round -- let them have fun.
  • OR
    • use the lids from milk jugs as an alternative to construction paper wheels
  • OPTIONAL: Also while the paint is drying, have the children cut small images of people from magazines or coloring books or let them draw their own.
    • once again, let the children roughly cut out the images with safety scissors.
  • Once the paint is dry, glue on the wheels.
  • OPTIONAL: Glue the images of people onto the bus. The carton we used had holes down the center, so we glued the people into the holes.
    • If yours doesn't have holes, just glue the people onto the bus... you can draw "windows" around them with a black marker.
  • Write SCHOOL along the top of the bus (or if your child is beginning to write on their own, let them write it out).

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