A bit ago Isabel and I had lots of fun creating this Cardboard Bus and decorating it with colourful leftover fabric from sewing projects.
This is how we proceeded:
We took a cardboard box suitable to be transformed in a bus for Isabel´s dolls and plush friends.
We cut out the windows and the door and we created bench seats for the passangers, a seat for the driver and a dashboard using cardboard pieces.
We were lucky because we found a lid of another cardboard box spot-on for being our bus top.
Eeyore is doing a test drive
Isabel glued the fabric remnants to the bus and the seats.
For the wheels we used a camembert box.We cut it in two halves and Isabel painted it with grey and black acrylic paint.
The finished wheels and a magazine picture of a car dashboard:
Next we attached the wheels to the bus´ bottom side. We used glue and a Staple Gun Tucker
– just to be on the safe side. We fixed a cardboard support as well, because the wheels
alone are not able to carry the weight of the bus.
We glued the dashboard picture.
We used a tea light as headlight.
Snoopy is the driver.
The travellers´ first trip with the Cardboard Bus - Bon Voyage !
The idea for this cardboard bus I took from Sabine Bohlmann´s beautiful book
“ Lauter tolle Mädchensachen”
Unfortunately it´s available in German language only. But most of the projects you can easily understand thanks to the number of pictures in the book.