Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

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INSIDE: Milk Carton School Bus Craft is an adorable craft to create anytime of the year or at the start of a new school year. This easy craft is great for your preschoolers and kindergartners. Create a school bus using recycled material and incorporate it into a letter b learning unit for pre-K kids!

Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

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Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

To prepare for this craft you will need to do a few things before doing it with your kids. Save your milk carton, clean it out and then spray paint it with white spray paint. Alternatively, you can also paint it with primer. You want cover the writing on the carton enough so that when your little one paint over it with the yellow paint and the writing does not come through.

Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

Paint the milk carton with yellow acrylic paint. Cover the entire milk carton including the cap and the top and bottom. Set it aside to dry. If you little one is a bit impatient with the drying process whip out the hair drier and help the drying process by blowing it on low heat.

Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids
Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

While your craft dries you can also have your child cut out the windows, doors, stripes and stop sign for the bus out of black construction paper. For toddlers cut these items out for them. For preschoolers, draw the outline of a few shapes for them to cut. Things such as square windows or rectangular doors. For older kids have them use a white chalk marker to write out School Bus on a small black square of construction paper.

Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

Next, cut out 4 circles for wheels out of the black construction paper. Also cut out 4 similar sized circles from cardboard. Glue the black circle wheels to the cardboard circles.

Once your milk carton bus is dry, glue these items down on both sides of the bus. Don’t forget to glue on a windshield and a back door. Glue the cardboard circles to the bottom sides of the milk carton bus as the wheels.

Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

Letter B Activities

Enjoy your school bus!

This school bus craft is a great one to do when doing letter b activities with your preschooler. Also check out this letter b sticky wall craft.

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3.5, 3.5, and 7 year old.

Supplies for Milk Carton School Bus Craft for Kids

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  • Milk carton
  • White spray paint
  • Yellow acrylic Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardboard

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