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Coolest Homemade School Bus Costume

I am a bus driver and my son rides with me. He just loves school buses. So, the only costume suitable for him was a Homemade School Bus Costume. Since there are no bus costumes out there, I had to get creative and this is what we came up with.

This costume is made from things I found around the house:

A cardboard box, cups, paper, tape, paint, brads, a broken pair of sunglasses (for the stop sign),
Christmas lights, duct tape, fabric and glue.

We started with a cardboard box for the body and attached an empty sandwich-bag box for the engine. We used cut plastic cups to make the “shields” for the lights. The whole thing was painted yellow. We added windows using construction paper and painted on details like passengers, driver, front grill, signs etc.

The wheels were also cut from cardboard. They were originally glued but my son was upset the wheels didn’t go “round & round”; we therefore detached them & reattached using brads so the wheels would go around. The red lights in the front & back were actual lights that lit up. We used battery-operated Christmas lights. We reinforced some areas with duct tape, packing tape & glue.

As for the stop sign, we made the sign & attached it using a broken pair of plastic sunglasses. This way the stop sign would come out & could shut again.

My son loved this costume so much. It did require a lot of work but I do see him playing with this for as long as it holds up.

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13 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade School Bus Costume”

  1. I think that you did a very good job on the bus, you look very cute, a lot of hard work to make it look that good. you are a winner to me of course.

  2. I am a family member and would expect nothing less from Chris. She is such a creative individual and always puts 100 percent plus in everything she does. As always a job well done and as always so proud of her.

  3. Chris you are so creative and the love for your children shows just by you making this costume and putting in all the time that you did wow has he grown up since the last time I saw him.

  4. Chris, you out did yourself this time. You have always been so creative but this is amazing! Collin is so lucky to have you as a Mommy! By the way he is so cute!!

  5. Chris, you did an awesome job on that schoolbus. Colon did an great job modeling your creation and I love the part about the wheels going ’round and round’.

  6. Chris what a fantastic job you did and creative to use sunglasses for the stop sign. Collin and Christian are lucky to have a mommy that goes the extra mile.

  7. Chris, you have alaways been so creative, but this takes the cake!!!! It’s so clever!! You are such a great Mommy!! Great job abd Collin is too cute!!

  8. This is really awesome. I plan on using this idea for my daughter’s graduation card box. She has always loved school buses and we are going to surprise her. I want to put pictures of her & her friends in the windows. I thank you for this idea.

  9. Very cute! My 4 year old asked to be a bus driver this Halloween. He started pre-k and loves riding the bus. I think yours is perfect!


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