Age7 to 11 years
Have you ever seeing a fire truck racing down the street? The fire department and the brave fire-fighters who work there are an important part of the city. Whenever there’s a fire, the team of fire-fighters hop onto their trusty fire truck and head off in a hurry to put it out. They also use the ladders on the truck to rescue kittens that climb too high and get stuck in trees. Today, we are going to learn how to make a fire truck out of paper, using a handy Pritt stick, some paper, a breakfast cereal box and your handy Pritt glue stick. What great adventures will your fire-fighters have today? This project is even more fun when combined with any of our other great “Paper City” crafting kits for kids. The city is full of excitement!
- Print out the attached documents
- A cardboard cereal box
- A handy Pritt Stick
First we cut out all fire truck images from the printed-out crafting templates.
Now we take the fire truck cut-out (image 1) and glue it to our breakfast box cardboard. We must wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now we must cut around the fire truck, so that we have a cardboard template.
Once we have the template, we must fold along the dotted lines of the truck.
Place a generous amount of glue on the two tabs on the back of the fire truck and glue them to the sides of the truck.
Now we place a generous amount of glue on the tabs in front of the truck. You must glue the front flap of the truck to the tabs to create the rounded front of the truck.
To make the fire hydrant, firemen, animals, fire and ladder (image 2), fold the cut-out in half, and then fold the coloured blocks inward, to form a triangular shape. Then apply some Pritt glue to glue the base in place.
Now it’s time to play! Use your new truck to fight fires and keep the city safe!
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of fun fighting fires with your paper fire truch and fire fighters.
We would love to see pictures of your fire fighting team. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.