London bus cardboard box craft

18 Jul

When my husband ordered a new gigantic top box (despite already owning a perfectly good one) I was a bit annoyed. However when it arrived in a huge blank cardboard box I got very excited!

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The monsters were quite happy playing in it as it was but I was desperate to turn it into something more and the shape of it seemed perfect for a double decker bus.

I first cut out a door and left it so it could be opened and closed (rather than just a large gap) this proved quite popular. Then I started the task of cutting out the windows. Whilst I was busy doing this The Limpet occupied herself by making tickets for all her passengers.

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We then got to work on the very important red paint. We applied it with sponges and it covered it quite quickly but did use a lot of paint.

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We added some finishing touches including the bus number and its important destination, and put some small chairs inside and it was ready for its passengers.

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We’ve had great fun going on trips to London to see the Olympics, singing the wheels on the bus and organising soft toy passengers.

Aren’t cardboard boxes amazing?!

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16 Responses to “London bus cardboard box craft”

  1. featheredneststudio July 18, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    This is great! I love the way it turned out. πŸ™‚

  2. Oster's Mom July 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    This is so awesome!

  3. eleniantoniou July 19, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    That is so utterly cool!

  4. Jennifer July 19, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    That’s brilliant, and what a fantastic box! We’ve had a cardboard spaceship in our kitchen for months, I’d love to get rid of it but the children are playing inside it most days! We had a cardboard box shop in the living room too but unfortunately it collapsed (nearly on the baby) and so we had to recycle it!

    • entertainingmonsters July 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      Thanks guys. Jennifer – a spaceship sounds great. Hopefully we’ll get some more boxes soon to make other things.

  5. Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum July 19, 2012 at 7:45 am #

    This is great πŸ™‚ – I love it and it’s a perfect way to get you to the Olympic games πŸ™‚ We will be having a Olympic Blog Hop from the 27th July and I really hope that you will come and link up and join in πŸ™‚

  6. Davina July 20, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    What a fantastic idea!!! My boys love when they get their hands on old boxes…I will have to remember the bus idea the next time we have a massive one on our hands!!!

  7. Debs July 30, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    This is very cool! If it’s ok with you, I will be featuring it in a roundup of olympic activites on the MeMeTales blog on friday. πŸ˜€

  8. jdaniel4smom August 2, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    My son saw this post and now really wants his own bus!

  9. Angelique Felix August 4, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Oh what a magnificent olympic project you did for your child! Thank you for linking up to our Bloghop ‘Kids Bloggers Go Olympics’

    Love,
    Angelique & Cerys

  10. Randomly Fascinated August 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Great idea! I would love to have you link this up to my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-fascinations-2-olympics-linky.html

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