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Printable school bus craft

We’ve been giving you a few great ideas for paper based crafts on KiddyCharts recently. You can make your own french fries box, or try your hand at 31 days of different ideas and activities including loads of fun crafts and printables for kids. Today we have a printable school bus craft for all of those with kids that love their cars, buses and trains.

This craft workbook includes 4 pages, with our usual cover and end sheets, plus an instruction sheet, and the template for the school bus craft.

How to make the school bus craft

This is again a really simple template based craft for you. It is just about cutting out the template and then sticking it all together:

  1. Scroll down this article until you reach the button, and click on it,
  2. Download the PDF you are taken to, and then print this out,
  3. Go to page 3, which is the template, and cut this out carefully with a pair of scissors. Younger children will need a little supervision here as there are some difficult parts to this template,
  4. Fold the flaps carefully on the template and then glue them together to build the school bus, and
  5. Fold along the dotted lines to create the shape of the school bus, and get playing!

Whether you are from the US, UK, or another country, we hope that you think that these US school buses are as iconic and as fun to build as we do. We even have a toy version of the school bus to play with when our kids were little 🙂

What does the printable school bus craft look like

The big yellow bus, alongside the yellow New York taxis seem to be one of the more iconic vehicles within America.

if you aren’t sure what to do with the school bus then…

5 things to try with your school bus

once you have made this, which is, of course, fun in itself, you might want to do one of these five ideas for using it:

  1. Make it, and just have fun with it – colour it, personalise it for yourself, use it to play cars with, or pop it on the fridge or your desk as a memento of a fun class / home activity,
  2. Personalise it, and give it as a gift! Write the name of a friend, or family member in Sharpie in the window, or on the roof of the bus, perhaps with a special message,
  3. Fill it with sweets (though they will have to be small) and turn it into a treats bus! Something that might work really well with this are Jelly Tots or Sherbert Pips. Use Alphabet sweets, and you can turn it into a literacy activity 😂
  4. Decorate your bus with whatever you would like – embellish the wheels, add faces to the windows, or just generally have fun with it, once it is made, and
  5. Give the bus a theme, maybe a Halloween one (!), or a Christmas one, or whatever you would like, and decorate it accordingly. Draw faces at the window, add tinsel or ghosts, and have fun with the creativity!

We hope you enjoy making this craft, and some of the ideas for it too. If you are looking for other craft ideas for kids, we do have an area of the site dedicated to this. Why not take a look? You can also subscribe to our newsletter for more of the same:

To download the school bus craft template, just click on the button below, and it is yours to have fun with:

If you want other ideas around transportation from the site, do check those out too:

Crafty ideas on KiddyCharts

Here are more ideas for kids to get crafty with on KiddyCharts.

If you are a big school bus fan, here are some other school bus ideas you could be trying out too from other sites:

School bus ideas from the internet

More ideas that make those iconic school buses - you can try some more and stretch those creative juices.

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Thanks as always for stopping by.

Take care,


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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