Thursday

So I built a yellow school bus out of cardboard boxes...

DIY homemade cardboard box school bus

I was inspired to create some sort of a toy for Zac out of this big box we got in the mail the other week.... but I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Then it finally dawned on me that I could paint it bright yellow, cut out some windows, and pretend it's a school bus.

But, I'm a bit of a perfectionist. And once I had painted it yellow I realized that it needed black stripes. And once it had its stripes I realized that it needed some red headlights.... and wheels that turn "round and round" of course... and a stop sign that flips open, and a steering wheel that steers... and a door that opens and closes, etc etc.

And suddenly I found myself knee-deep in a project that took me 2 full days to complete!

But the look on his face when he saw it for the first time made it all worth it!

DIY homemade cardboard box school bus

DIY homemade cardboard box school bus

So we've been singing a lot of "wheels on the bus" lately, as Zac acts out the verses passionately.
And it's a fun reminder of how the best things in life are free ;)

DIY homemade cardboard box school bus
(the writing on the stop sign is in Cree - this is what the stop signs look like up here in the north)

12 comments:

  1. I'm going to need a video of Zac's entire performance please and thank you.

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  2. This is amazing, Vanessa! So creative!

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  3. you did such an awesome job!

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  4. What did you use for the steering wheel and how did you attach the stop sign?

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    1. I Used aluminum pie plates for the wheels and steering wheel (attached by nut and bolt to allow them to turn). And the stop sign was attached by duct tape. Not very glamorous but it works! 😉

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    2. What kind of paint did you use?

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  5. I wish I could tell you that I used a special non-toxic paint, but I used what we had available (in the Canadian remote far north), and that was standard house wall paint.

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  7. how many boxes did it take for you to make this? I would love to try and recreate, my almost 2 year is pretty obsessed with school buses!

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  8. It was actually really easy to make. I used 2 boxes, one large one for the bus and a smaller one for the front engine (I use duct-tape to stick it on and simply painted over the entire thing with yellow house paint).

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  9. Is there any other option for paint?

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