Shiny vehicles on a shop shelf are inviting, but how about making a shiny red bus, much like the ones you see on the roads. What’s more, you can give a new life to things that are being readied for the dustbin at this very instant!

The things you need:

1. Empty juice carton
2. Felt paper (any colour of your choice)
3. Black marker pen or pen
4. Four bottle caps
5. Glue
6. Thermacol

Your Own Bus
Your Own Bus [Illustrations by Anup Singh]

Step 1: Paint the four bottle caps to make the wheels for your bus.

Step 2: Cut the felt paper to cover the entire outer part of the juice carton. Stick the paper with glue.

Step 3: Now, using the marker, draw the details of a bus – windows, door, windshield, etc. Give your bus the design you want!

Step 4: Attach the four ‘wheels’ on both sides of the carton, using glue.

Step 5: To make a bumper, take a strip of thermacol around 1 cm wide, and measure its length according to the width of the front portion of the bus. Colour it and stick it in front.

You are now the proud owner of a bus!