Cardboard Box School Bus Pen Stand: Back To School Art

It’s that time of the year when your child’s room is loaded with new books, bags, pencil boxes and stationery! How about we create a unique storage box to arrange your child’s stationery items? In addition, we’re re-using a juice can to create this bright and happy school bus pen stand! Your child will definitely love this cardboard box school bus pen stand. So let’s begin.

Parental Involvement: High

Duration: 25 minutes

Skills Acquired: Imagination, Discovery, Organisation



  • Clean cardboard juice can
  • Glue
  • Sketch pens
  • A pair of scissors
  • Paper cutter
  • Bottle caps – 4
  • Black paint and paintbrush
  • Coloured paper

Instructions for Cardboard Box School Bus Pen Stand:

  1. With a paper cutter, cut open the top portion of the juice can.
  2. Use those cardboard pieces as segregators in the pen stand.
  3. Cover the box with yellow paper.
  4. Paint four bottle caps black.
  5. Make a 0.5 cm opening on either sides of the can.
  6. Draw and colour doors and windows on either side using black sketch pen.
  7. Draw a blue window in the front and write your child’s name on it.
  8. At the back, add the number plate and brake lights.
  9. Stick the bottle caps—two in front and two at the back as wheels.

Stack it up with stationery!

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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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