Make a bus!

London busIf you live in a climate like the one we enjoy (?) in Amsterdam, you can’t count on it to be warm and sunny everyday – not even in summer. If you need a fun activity for a rainy (summer) day, maybe you’ll get inspired by these buses I made with my 3-year-old daughter last week!
She loves painting, and is really into drawing people. I guess you could even simplify it by cutting people from magazines – this would be fun too! I can imagine a London bus filled with famous people, or a school bus with monkeys!
Just draw the shape of a bus on a sheet of paper and let your child paint in the specific colour. Cut the windows out of a piece of paper (fold paper first so it’s less work and the windows are more or less the same size). Draw faces in the windows (or glue in faces from magazines). Cut a door and then draw the driver and the steps! The wheels are just circles of black paper. For the London bus, we stamped letters for the advertising, but you can also cut some letters from a magazine. Glue everything, and presto! We love our buses!


xxx Esther


Comments (6)

July 30, 2008

That is so, SO cute!
I love this project. My son would love to draw all those different ‘guys’ on the bus. I’m waiting for the next rainy day… (but happy to wait for a good long while)!

July 30, 2008

And they are great indeed!

July 30, 2008

this is such a COOL project!
I’m planning to do it on the next rainy day in the mountains!!!

July 31, 2008

Adorable. Thanks for the great idea.

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