As children get older, it's important to know the rules of the road to help them stay safe near roads and busy streets.
Teach them the meaning of crosswalk, signs and traffic lights to let them know some basic Street concepts.
By using the cardboard traffic light activity, you can make the teaching process fun and creative for the kids.
Through their own work, children can have a proper understanding of the three main traffic lights colors and their meanings.
It is best to do such activities with children aged 3 to 8.
Find a small, rectangular cardboard box to use as a traffic light.
The shoe box of this project works very well.
Fix the lid of the box on the base with glue, or simply glue it together with tape.
Avoid the use of transparent and smooth tape, such as transparent tape, because the paint does not attach well to this paint.
Dip the brush into some bright yellow paint and paint all around the box, covering every inch.
You can apply two to three layers of paint to make it thicker and brighter.
Wait for the color box to dry.
Choose the side in front of the traffic lights, where will the traffic lights go.
Measure the length and width of the front with a ruler.
Draw a rectangle on a piece of black construction paper, which is about an inch less than the size you measured in the previous step.
Cut it with scissors.
This will be the face of the traffic lights.
Draw a small circle on a red building paper and cut it with scissors.
The size of the circle will depend on the size of your carton.
You should be able to install three building paper circles of the same size on the surface of the box.
Apply three to four drops of glue and fix the red circle on the surface of the box.
This represents the red "stop" traffic light.
Draw two more small circles of the same size as red on a yellow and green building paper.
Cut out the circle and apply three to four drops of glue to each drop.
Fix the yellow circle under the red circle in the center, and the green circle under the yellow circle at the bottom of the surface of the box.
Wait for the glue to dry and touch-
Ups is provided if necessary.