Thursday, June 23, 2011

Let's Make A Fire Truck

I found a really neat site where you can make things out of things that are just laying around the house.One of the crafts was how to make a fire truck out of a milk carton.

Materials Needed:
  • Milk Carton (small pint size works best)
  • Construction Paper
  • Markers and/or Paint
  • 4 Bottle Caps or Lids from a Milk Jugs
  • Glue and/or Tape

Cut a piece of red construction paper to cover the entire outside of the milk carton. Glue or tape it around the milk carton. Now, using the markers or paint, draw the details on the fire truck (windows, ladders, etc)... Once you get it decorated the way you want it, you are ready to attach the wheels.
Here is the tricky part... Glue the wheels into place! If you are using the bottle or milk caps they will be heavy and you will have to work to find a good position to lay your fire truck until the wheels dry. You will want most of the wheel attached to the fire truck body with very little hanging over the bottom edge. If you want, glue on the wheels for one side at a time and let it dry laying on the side.

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Here are some wonderful books about fire trucks--

"This was a gift to 5 year old grandchild who was enthralled with the fact that he could "drive" the truck. Excellent interaction book for kids. Sturdy so it will take a lot of use" Reviewed By Sandra Burnham on

Click for more information on "My Little Red Fire Truck"

No reviews about this one. I think the cover is adorable. Click here for more information on "FIRE TRUCK".
Paint the 4 bottle or milk caps black to make the wheels for the fire truck. You can also cut small circles from black construction paper and glue the to the outside of the caps. If you don't have bottle or milk caps, try to find some big buttons, or anything else that is small and round; even small circles cut out of construction paper will work.

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