Today I am going to share how me and my toddler made a very easy Popsicle stick Bus.
Wheels on the Bus go round and round, round and round, all through the town
How many of you love to sing this rhyme with your kids?
Me and my kid both love this rhyme, we just love the various sounds in this rhyme.
Our house is along the road side and me and my kid keep watching the buses running on roads. He is very fond of buses and tells me the colour of bus whenever he sees one. This is our favourite time pass even when we travel.
We sing rhymes, we explore and we learn. Have a look at some favourite rhymes of kids.
As my toddler loves buses, I decided to make a DIY bus using ice cream sticks with him.
I have seen many super easy and quick crafts made with Popsicle sticks. When I was looking for some craft idea, that my kid will enjoy I found this bus craft on p-interest.
I instantly liked it so gave this Popsicle stick bus craft a try.
Have a look for some more simple crafts to make out of Popsicle sticks.
So lets get back to how to make DIY Bus using ice cream sticks tutorial.
Materials required to make a Bus using ice cream or Popsicle sticks
- Ice-cream popsicle sticks
- Beads or buttons
- Black and white paper
- Disposable plate (silver colour)
- Glue stick or Fevicol or Hot Glue Gun
Process to make Popsicle stick Bus kid craft
1 ) Make Base of Bus with Popsicle sticks
Take three ice-cream sticks and paste them to form the base of the bus.
I did not have coloured ice cream sticks so I painted them on my own. You can buy coloured ice-cream sticks, it is easily available in the market.
As me and my kid both love painting and crafting thus all the cutting was done by me and he helped me in pasting the sticks, wheels and buttons. We enjoyed this activity very much.
2) Make windows of craft bus
To make the windows of the bus, cut the sticks into half and paste them vertically.
To make it more interesting you can paste the photos of your kid or his friends in the windows.
3) Make roof of Bus
Take another stick and paste them horizontally to form the roof of a bus.
4) Make bus headlights
Paste one bead on the base of the bus to make a head light of bus and one button on top of the bus.
5 ) Make Wheels of the bus
From the black paper cut the round shapes to make the wheels of the bus . Paste the wheels on the bus.
To give the wheels a fine look I used disposable silver colour plate cut outs to make the outer rim of wheels. You can also use grey coloured paper for this.
6) Make a curvy road
Now you need to make a road, from the black paper cut the curvy shape road and from white paper cut the small pieces to paste on road to make the division line on road.
Paste the road below the wheels.
Your Popsicle Stick bus is ready to run on the roads. Play with it, sing rhyme or use it as prop while reading a story.
This easy ice cream sticks craft could be your simple back to school crafts or an activity to go along with rhymes.
So get crafty with kids, have fun and Happy Crafting. I am sure your kids will love to make it and play with it.
Where to buy Popsicle sticks and other materials to make DIY bus craft for kids
Many people ask me where do I buy material for doing crafts, I usually get them from local market or Amazon. So here is a carefully curated list of craft materials that you can use for this Popsicle sticks craft.
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