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.
I glued and then taped the boxes together before adding the colored papers.
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.
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Probably the best video we have ever made. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching this. Bug felt like a real princess in a fairy tale story and enjoyed every moment of it; pony rides, lunch with the beast (her dad) and especially the ending, which was dressing up like a beautiful princess in a big fluffy ball gown dancing the waltz like most fairy tale princesses.
I just hope that one day when Bug grows up, she’ll watch this video and realise just how precious, wonderful and beautiful she is.
Hi guys this post is for all my youtube subscribers who have asked me how I made the Moana raft.
Its actually very easy, as you can see in the image below, underneath is one layer of empty plastic bottles. I used around 5-6 rolls of duct tape.
First peel off the labels from the bottles so that the tape will stick better then I bundled up more or less 23 pieces of 1.5 liters plastic bottles (water and coke bottles ).
The middle layer consist of a styrofoam board that’s 2 inches high for more buoyancy. Actually Bug can already float with just the water bottle layer but she still gets a little wet so I added the styrofoam board and it works perfectly. I duct taped it on the plastic bottle layer. Then to stick the styrofoam to the thin piece of wood I used the flexible adhesive below because its waterproof once its dry which by the way takes 24 hours but once its dried its hard like cement.
Construction Adhesive by BUILDRITE
and to make the sail I used a mop stick.
Lastly get a yard of cream colored fabric, cut it to the right shape as best as you can…sorry I don’t have a template because i just eyeballed it using the image above as reference.
Next draw the Moana symbol using red permanent marker. Finally, use hot glue to stick it on the mop stick. Tadaaaa your done!
Here’s another Moana video wherein she battles with the Big SHINY crab Tamatoa. Plus check out her newest pet Pua !!!
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Our latest youtube video is Moana! Have you guys seen that Movie? She’s the newest Disney Princess, a Polynesian teenager with dark hair, dark skin, beautiful and chosen by the ocean to return the heart of Te Fiti… Our version of Moana is different though, it involves mermaids and crabs and more.
I think if it weren’t for Bug’s small eyes she could pass for the real Moana perfectly. Don’t you think? I even built her a raft out of recycled water bottles, styrofoam and a thin piece of wood so she can sail across the “sea” like the Disney cartoon. It was super easy to make, just stuck all of the materials with duct tape and super glue and it worked surprisingly well!
We spent the whole Saturday making this video partly because Moana keeps playing in the pool and we had to wait for her hair to get dry before continuing with our story. At one point in the video she was soaking wet on top of her raft with her rooster because I couldn’t wait for her hair and dress to get dry anymore.
I added the ocean effects which is our favourite part in the movie. Hope you guys watch it 😉
For someone who just loves cardboard box projects, building a train is at the second of my to-do list. This “little” pull-along train took weeks to plan and prepare but it was worth it because it looks super cool and very fun to ride on and play. The whole train is made of cardboard boxes and styrofoam except for the base of the main train which has a thin piece of wood to carry Bug.
I included the newest magical Princess Moana and made the base of her train with styrofoam so that it can sail in the sea. Check it out guys!