It’s taken us months to finish this cardboard box London Bus. We started making it in the easter holidays but just never got round to making the finishing touches.

cardboard box bus

We started with two cereal boxes. I cut one down the middle and the other is about 3cm on one side going to about 5cm on the other. We painted them red to be a London Bus. Into the top cereal box I used a hot glue gun to stick a plastic tray which was taken from a packet of biscuits. This is for the toys to sit in when riding on  the bus.

cardboard box bus

We slotted the two boxes into each other. this is so it is an open top bus and some of the girls’ small world toys can have a ride upstairs. You can see a Team GB supporter and of course the Queen taking a ride in this picture.

cardboard box bus

The side of the bus is decorated with stickers and some shiny foam. I drew around the stickers to add details. the wheels are made with bottle tops filled with play dough. Into the play dough we stuck a dolly peg and on the outside of the wheel some gold foam. This was just pushed through the cereal box.

cardboard box bus

We got some old photos of members of the family and stuck them onto the stickers so it looks like we are riding the bus.

cardboard box bus

The twins really enjoyed playing with it and taking all the spectators to the Olympics.

cardboard box London bus

I let Molly decorate the other side of the bus. I like this side best as it is her design . She had a door so the toys can get in the bottom and wasn’t worried about lining everything up neatly.

cardboard box bus

We also made some cardboard box boats for the first event.