Biggest Rainbow Cardboard Box Bus

I’ve been wanting to craft up a cardboard box Bus for awhile now but haven’t had the inspiration to design one until last week.   The word “Rainbow Bus” literally just popped out of my head one morning while enjoying my yoghurt soaked muesli, then the next thing you know I’m at the bookstore with Bug buying coloured papers, masking tapes, cardboard boxes etc.

I wish I took pictures of the progress but alas I was too busy, the house was messy, and the dogs are just crazy for those coloured papers.  But anyways, this is simpler to build compared to the cardboard box Train or the Frozen Fever Car or the Fire Truck that I have previously made.

There are two things I should probably tell you if you’re interested in making this.  First, is that I used 6 square cardboard boxes to make the bus.  1,2,4, and 5 are closed boxes.  The 3 and 6 are open boxes on both sides (so that Bug can go in the Bus ).  I used 6 square boxes instead of 3 large rectangular boxes because it is more durable that way.

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I glued and then taped the boxes together before adding the colored papers.

 

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Second, underneath the bus I added a thin piece of wood for added support, I cut a hole on one side ( like the image shown above ) for Bug’s feet to go thru.  The big orange dots are where I placed the wheels (bought from hardware store ).

Easy and a very fun project to make with kids because they enjoy cutting flowers and stripes and then pasting them on the Bus.

Thank you for visiting ! Please write your questions below or on my youtube channel if you have any and I will answer them as soon as I can 🙂

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