- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Milk Carton (small pint size works best)
- Construction Paper
- Markers and/or Paint
- 4 Bottle Caps or Lids from Milk Jugs
- Glue and/or Tape
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.
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 slightly 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 by setting it on the side.
once the wheels are attached and the glue is dry, your fire truck is finished. What will you do with it?