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Aug 10 2016
2 years ago
5:05 PM MDT

Craft Stick School Bus (Back to School Idea)

Aug 10, 2016 @ 5:05 PM MDT
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School Bus Craft for Back to School

If you’re looking for a super cute and fun Back to School craft idea, check out this school bus created out of wooden craft sticks! It makes a perfect keepsake to display those priceless first day of school pictures.

Popcicle Stick School Bus Tutorial
School Bus Photo Frame

Craft idea adapted from

Supplies Needed:
Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks (5.75″)
Skinny Wood Craft Sticks (4.5″)
Yellow Craft Paint
Paint Brush or Paint Sponge
Craft Glue
Sheet of Craft Foam, black
Buttons, Gems, & Embellishments for wheels and headlight
Letter Stickers (optional)
Sharp Scissors

School Bus Back to School Craft


For each bus, you’ll need 3 jumbo sticks and 5 skinny sticks. Paint all sticks yellow and let dry. Cut about an inch off of 4 of the skinny wood sticks. Arrange the 4 short skinny sticks so they are evenly spaced vertically. Glue the longer uncut skinny stick across the top of the other four. Glue the jumbo sticks across the bottom of the skinny sticks as shown in the photo above.

Cut circles out of the black craft foam. (I traced the bottom of the round glue bottle, then cut.)  Embellish wheels with buttons, or paper brads. Glue another button or craft gem for a headlight. Add lettered stickers to the front if desired.

Attach photos in the “windows” of the bus. Another further step would be to glue magnets to the back so that you could display on the fridge or another metal surface.

School Bus Craft from Craft Sticks

We LOVED making this craft and hope you do too!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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