Build an egg carton bus

Build an egg carton bus

Make a bus out of an egg carton that kids can use to transport their toys around the house or garden. Watch our step-by-step video to show you how.

What you need:

  • egg carton
  • 6 milk carton tops
  • tape or glue
  • paint
  • paintbrush

Number of players:


Watch the video to see how you can make an egg carton bus.


Paint the egg carton whatever colour your child wishes, including the inside egg pockets and leave to dry.

Next, paint on some square-shaped windows on the side of the carton in another colour.

Paint the milk bottle tops black and leave them to dry.

Using glue or double-sided tape, get your child to attach the bottle tops to the side of the egg carton.

These will be the bus wheels.

This bus doubles as a container that your child can put small toys into, close the lid and take them for a ride!


  • To make wheels that move, pierce the plastic lids with a nail and hammer, then pierce evenly-spaced holes along the base of the egg carton bus. Push a long split pin through the hole in the plastic lid and through the hole in the side of the bus, repeat this until all of the wheels are in place. The split pins will allow the wheels to rotate.
  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for the instructional video.

Leave A Comment