I know it’s still technically summer, but school in our area starts next week, so we’re fully in the back to school spirit around here.
And that means school shopping, open house events, and weeknight meal planning – all of which I’ve been frantically doing for the last couple of days.
Our kids are pretty excited about school this year (so far), but if you have little ones who are…less than enthusiastic about going back to school, a fun way to get them in the mood is to make a cute back to school craft.
Which is where this easy shape school bus craft for kids might come in handy!
This is such a simple way to start getting kids to think about school and learning for the new school year!
Read on to see how to make this for yourself. And for more fun with kids’ crafts, take a look at our easy Ladybug Paper Craft!
Easy Shape School Bus Craft for Kids
To make this easy shape school bus craft for kids, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- A copy of our printable school bus craft template
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Glue stick
- Ballpoint pen
To start, print out the school bus craft template. Since the template already has colored shapes, you can just print and get started without having kids color it in.
Use scissors to cut out all of the shapes on the template. (If your child is cutting the shapes out, be sure to use child-safe scissors.)
To make the school bus, begin adding the blue squares and rectangles to the yellow rectangle.
Glue them down. Place the blue rectangular piece second in line to serve as the “door” of the bus.
Next, glue the gray small circles onto the center of the larger black circles. These are the bus’s “tires”. Glue those on the bottom edge of the yellow rectangle.
Add the half circle and triangle shapes to each end of the bus as the vehicle’s lights. Glue those in place.
Finally, use an ink pen to trace the outline of each window and door and you’re done!
The blue bus would make a great craft for a transportation unit, because you could talk about public buses and how they serve the community.
And, since all of the bus template pieces are basic shapes, this would be a wonderful craft for a shapes lesson too!
Don’t miss these other easy kids’ crafts!
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