Back to school time is here!
And what better way to get your kids ready for the new school year than with a fun and creative craft?
This photo bus craft is perfect for little ones to make and is great for getting them excited about going back to school.
Plus, it’s a great way to keep those back-to-school jitters at bay.
Simply print out the template, cut out the pieces, and glue them together. It’s that easy!
So get crafting and let the new school year fun begin! Also, be sure to check out all of our back to school crafts for kids.
Paper Bus Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Photo of your child
- Red marker
- Bus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the bus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to make the front of the bus by gluing the grill to the middle of the front piece.
Take the lights and glue them on either side of the grill.
Next, use a red marker to draw a rectangle below both lights.
Place the reflector piece just below the grill and glue in place, then take the black bottom of the bus and glue it right below the reflector.
Take the main bus piece and glue the school bus sign near the top and middle of it. Use a red marker to draw a small circle on either side of the words.
Cut out your child’s head from the photo and glue it to the left window.
Next, take both windows and glue them in the middle of the bus, slightly below the school bus piece.
Position the front of the bus piece and glue it to the main bus piece, slightly overlapping the bottom of the windows.
Glue the bus’ mirrors to the back of both sides of the bus, around the window level.
Finish up by gluing the tires to the back and bottom of each side of the bus.
That’s it! Isn’t this photo craft so adorable?! We think your kids will love it!
Back To School Ideas
There’s something special about a new school year. It’s a time to start fresh and have your kids set their sights on all the amazing things you’ll learn in the months to come.
But for some kids, the prospect of returning to the classroom can be a little daunting. That’s why it’s important to get them excited about back to school with some fun crafts, activities, and ideas. Read on below for our favorite ideas!
Kids’ Books About School
Did you know that reading out loud to your kids can actually be great for their development? It’s true!
When you read out loud, your kids learn to focus and pay attention as you read the story on each page.
They can also learn to develop their imaginations. By picturing the characters and events in the story, they learn to think creatively.
So next time you’re looking for a way to help your kids learn and grow, why not try reading out loud to them? It could be just what they need! Check out some of these back to school books:
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates – This silly book is about a dinosaur named Penelope who is starting school and just can’t resist eating her classmates! Kids will love the fun drawings and crazy antics of Penelope, while also learning that being mistreated is never fun.
Chairs On Strike – The chairs have had enough of all the crazy things the kids do to them so they go on strike! This story helps kids learn to take care of their property and has lots of fun and silly humor.
Daniel Goes To School – If you have a little one who’s starting preschool or kindergarten and is reluctant to be away from you, this book is perfect for them! Daniel Tiger learns “grown-ups come back” at the end of every school day. We love this cute book!
Back To School Crafts
Paper Plate Apple Craft – This apple craft for kids is the perfect activity for budding artists! Kids can paint, cut, and glue to create their own unique apples. Best of all, it’s a great way to have fun and get creative.
Popsicle Stick Crayon Craft – This crayon craft is so cute and perfect for back to school! It’s simple for kids to make, and they’ll love seeing their crayons come to life.
Pencil Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Craft time is always a blast, but it’s even more fun when the project can be used for pretend play afterward! This pencil puppet is the perfect example. Not only is it easy and quick to make, but it can also be used in all sorts of pretend play scenarios.
Back To School Activities
These back-to-school I Spy printables are a great way for kids to practice memory and visual discrimination skills. There are six different pages, each with a unique picture. Kids can search for items like school supplies, backpacks, and rulers. They can also practice counting by finding each of the items. These printables are a fun and easy way for kids to get ready for the new school year!
It’s no secret that scissors can be tricky for little ones to master. But with a little practice, even the most reluctant cutters can learn to use them with confidence. These school-themed cutting practice sheets are a great way to help kids gain the skills they need. Each sheet features a series of simple lines kids can practice cutting out.
Get your little ones excited about learning with these fun and printable back to school preschool worksheets. These worksheets are perfect for kids who are just starting to learn their letters and numbers. They can practice visual discrimination, letter recognition, and more.
Back To School Fun
This back to school sign is the perfect way to personalize your child’s return to school each year! Just add their name, grade, and other info with a chalk marker, and they’re ready to go! This sign is also a great way to show off your child’s personality and style.
While you’re shopping for notebooks and pencils, don’t forget to pick up one of these personalized water bottles for boys and girls. They make the perfect back-to-school gift – your child will love having their name on their very own water bottle. And with so many fun and trendy designs to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your child’s personality.
Share With Us
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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!
More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Photo of your child
- Red marker
- Bus template
- Download the bus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin to make the front of the bus by gluing the grill to the middle of the front piece.
- Take the lights and glue them on either side of the grill.
- Next, use a red marker to draw a rectangle below both lights.
- Place the reflector piece just below the grill and glue in place, then take the black bottom of the bus and glue it right below the reflector.
- Take the main bus piece and glue the school bus sign near the top and middle of it. Use a red marker to draw a small circle on either side of the words.
- Cut out your child's head from the photo and glue it to the left window.
- Next, take both windows and glue them in the middle of the bus, slightly below the school bus piece.
- Position the front of the bus piece and glue it to the main bus piece, slightly overlapping the bottom of the windows.
- Glue the bus' mirrors to the back of both sides of the bus, around the window level.
- Finish up by gluing the tires to the back and bottom of each side of the bus.