Tuesday, August 11, 2015

School Bus Made with Popsicle Sticks For Meals on Wheels

 I made 50 school buses for a Meals on Wheels September party favor. These would be cute to make for a back-to-school party! I also think they would make fun decorations for teacher appreciation week.

Supply List:

jumbo popsicle sticks

small popsicle sticks

yellow paint

foam paint brush

glue gun

glue sticks

large rhinestone


thick black scrapbook paper

circle cutter

Exacto knife

black Sharpie pen


Paint all of the popsicle sticks that you will be using. Each school bus needs 4 jumbo popsicle sticks and 4 small popsicle sticks.

I found the jumbo sticks and small sticks at Michael's. 

Since I was making 50 buses - I had to paint a ton of popsicle sticks.

I paint while I watch my favorite television shows.

While the popsicle sticks were drying - I used a circle cutter and cut out all of the wheels. Using an Exacto knife make a small hole in the center of the circle and add the brad.

The first step is to hot glue 3 jumbo sticks together. 

Turn the jumbo sticks over and glue the four small sticks - yellow side facing down.

Once the four sticks have set turn the popsicle sticks back over.

The final steps are to add the large rhinestone to the middle jumbo popsicle stick. Glue on a jumbo popsicle stick to the top of the small popsicle sticks. Using a black Sharpie pen write school bus or the name of your school. And finally glue the wheels on the bottom jumbo popsicle stick.

Once I made 50 of these buses - over a three day period. I needed to take a little break.

I am going to label and package these buses next week. Hopefully I will remember to take photos of the packaging!