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!
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.
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.
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.
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?!