Hello! So my bf wanted to go as The Magic School Bus and Miss Frizzle for Halloween this year, and I couldn't help making this tutorial to share the fun! After doing research and collecting materials, I would have to estimate the cost of the bus to be around $40-$50. I mostly shopped at Dollar Tree and local thrift stores- as cheap as possible! Thanks for looking =) 

Bus Materials:

-foam boards, 4-5 panels, Dollar Tree
-yellow poster boards, 6 (buy extras incase of accidents), Dollar Tree
-cardboard display panel, 1
-white, grey, and black spray paints
-pool noodle (or anything that can resemble a bumper)
-2 medium sized touch lights (found mine at Dollar Tree)
-white poster board, 2 sheets, Dollar Tree
-car reflectors (red and orange at Walmart)
-1 medium sized box
-face mirrors, 2 (Dollar Tree)

-box knife
-blue painters tape
-bolts and screws
-hot glue gun and glue
-masking tape

Step 1: Bus Structure

I started out by simply constructing the base part of the bus by folding the display panel inside and gluing the foam boards on each side, making the walls. I found a box which would fit snuggly on the cardboard exposed section, unfortunately this was pure luck as I found it in my garage. I glued the yellow poster board onto the foam board panels along with white spray paint for a shiny look. I also gave each side a metal bar to avoid using more poster board to cover up white space. Next, use masking tape to attach curved wires to set as the base for the roof. (In the picture below, I just folded over a piece of poster board to see how it would look, I didn't attach it yet.)


<p>Thank you so much for sharing. The costume was a huge success!</p>
<p>Looks great!! So much fun.</p>
Oh this is adorable! I bet children who saw you thought this was top dog!
Great idea!!!! I adore that the headlight light up!
Very cool idea, not something you see often. I love that you added the lights.
Cute idea for a costume, I think it came out great! <br /> <br />"C'mon Bus, do your stuff!"

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