The new school year is right around the corner and there are school supplies flooding every store right now. Summer flew by too quickly but there is no denying school is about to start. Get your children excited about school starting back up with easy school bus crafts. Whether your child rides the bus to school or takes another means of transportation, every child seems to love when they see school buses out on the streets. Help your child gather his/her crafting supplies and get ready for a simple school bus craft that everyone will enjoying making, even preschool aged children!
School Bus Craft Even Preschoolers Will Love
If this is the first time your child will be taking a school bus, this cute school bus craft can be a fun way to start the conversation. You will want to talk to them about bus safety and let them know they can expect the same bus driver most days. You will want to reassure them that you will be right there when they get on and off the bus for at least the first days of school (depending on their age). Young children should know that the school bus will put out a stop sign to help them cross but that they should still look both ways first. This easy craft is a great conversation starter for school time!
Back To School Bus Craft Supplies Needed:
- White and Yellow Construction Paper
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Tape or Glue Stick
- Black Acrylic Paint of Washable Paint
How To Make A Construction Paper School Bus Craft:
Help your children gather the supplies needed and grab a spot at your table. First grab your yellow construction paper and sketch the outline of a school bus.
Next, help your child cut the bus out.
Take your white paper and draw some long rectangles for this easy shape school bus craft. Next, cut out the windows. One driver window and 4-5 bus windows depending on how long you made your bus. Tape the windows onto your bus or use school glue.
Draw 2 black lines under the windows with your black marker.
Tires are next! Pour out a little bit of the black washable paint onto a scrap piece of paper. Take your paper roll and dab the end into the paint. Press the roll down onto your bus to make 2 black circles where the wheels should be: one front wheel and one back wheel. Alternatively, you can chose to make these black circle wheels stamped on white paper and allow to dry before cutting them out and gluing them onto the yellow construction paper bus.
Once the tire paint dries, take your black marker and write “school bus” on the side below the black lines. Your child might like to write their school name on the side! *My son wanted to add the “stop” sign to his bus so feel free to add any extra parts! And there is your Back To School Bus Craft.
This type of craft is great for helping children develop their fine motor skills. They can also use it for a cute prop in their first day of school photo. Have you planned any back to school crafts before school starts? If you are looking for a simple craft that requires a small amount of supplies, try this one out! I bet your child will have fun making a Back To School Bus!