Crafts are always a fun way to get the kids excited to go back to school. We made these paper plate school buses using a few supplies that we already had at home, it’s perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged kids! It involves painting, cutting, matching shapes and gluing, my 4 year old enjoyed making her school bus. Here’s how to make this easy back to school craft:
Back to school crafts: Paper Plate School Bus Shapes Craft
- 1 standard sized white paper plate
- School Bus Shapes craft printable
- Yellow tempera paint
- paint brush
- kid-safe scissors
- glue stick
Cut your paper plate in half evenly, directly down the middle. Paint the plate on one side until the white is completely covered. Set aside and allow to dry.
Cut out the shapes on the school bus shapes craft printable PDF, gently trace them onto the plate where you’d like them to go. Notice that the wheels are made of the two circles, so you’ll have to trace half circles at the bottom of the plate and explain this to your child when it comes to matching. [Note: If you don’t have a printer, you could always make your own shapes on a piece of black paper.]
Have your child pick up each shape and match it to the appropriate area on the plate, say each shape along with them as they go. Glue each shape onto their respective areas, you’ve got yourself a paper plate school bus!
My daughter loved making this, and if your kids are thrilled about back to school crafts, I am sure your little ones would, too! Be sure you’re supervising the whole activity, and make sure that you’re the one handling the scissors. Hope you all have a smooth transition going back to school!