Draw A Skoolie (School Bus House) Creative Challenge for Kids

This week’s creative challenge is to draw and design a skoolie! 

AKA, a school bus to live in! Skoolies come in all shapes and colors, so be sure to let creativity shine in submissions. We will talk about our favorite submissions on our September 4th episode of Cozy Rainbow Podcast! To view submission information, visit the Creative Challenges for Kids page!

To learn more about school busses and skoolies, listen to season 2 episode 5 of the Cozy Rainbow Podcast!

School Busses (Skoolies) Cozy Rainbow Podcast

People live in school busses. It’s a thing. What happens to school busses after they stop driving kids around? Do other countries have school busses? Why are school busses yellow? This week’s creative challenge is to design a school bus that you would live in! Visit http://www.cozyrainbow.org for more information about how to enter your submission! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/cozyrainbow/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cozyrainbow/support

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When designing a skoolie think about what the most important things to have in a house are. People who design skoolies think about their priorities, since the space inside of a school bus is limited. For inspiration, try searching up “school bus home conversions” on YouTube or Google.

Here is one video of a family of five that lives inside of a school bus:

Some school bus homes have special features, like a tiny pizza oven. If you want a dog to live inside of your bus with you, you’ll need to make sure there is a food bowl and bed! What color will the outside of your school bus be? Although school busses are yellow, you can make your skoolie any color you want.

Here is an example of a skoolie blueprint drawn on graph paper using an iPad:

Design of a skoolie blueprint on graph paper. School bus tiny home plan.
It’s a very basic skoolie, but this is just an example to get ideas flowing. Make sure to label the different parts of your design.

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