Bus Driver Gifts Ideas

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Bus Driver Gifts

I like to give bus drivers a little thank you at the end of the school year for all they do getting the kids to and from school safely.

When I think about how crazy little road trips with my own kids can get, I can only imagine what bus drivers go through with a bus load! So I decided to come up with a couple of inexpensive gift ideas for these very special people.

Bus-Driver-Gifts-Donut-Tires

First up is a bag (or sleeve) or mini chocolate donuts, and not just because they are a portable breakfast for those early mornings or because they are ridiculously tasty (my one true weakness, ha!), but because they mimic little tires. And this allows me to use this cute little “wheel” related tag!

Cut a large scalloped circle from black cardstock using the Fuse Creativity System

Best of all, the tire tag is super easy to make. Cut a large Scalloped Circle from black cardstock using the Fuse Creativity System®.

Bus-Driver-Gifts making bus tires

Trim off the rounded tips of the scallops with a pair of scissors to mimic tire tread.

Punch out a “wheelie” cute message from gray cardstock using the XL circle squeeze punch

Punch out a “wheelie” cute message from gray cardstock using the XL Circle Squeeze Punch and glue to the center of the tire. You can punch a hole in the tire to tie around a small sleeve of donuts, or adhere onto a flap to staple onto a bag as I’ve done here. How easy, right?

Bus-Driver-Gifts-Safe-Hands

Gardening gloves are a practical gift for summer break, and they come in so many cool patterns these days. They pair adorably with a “safe hands” thank you message on this bus tag. The tag can be used with any message you want, and it’s easy to piece together!

Punch the ‘Daisy Chain’ border twice along the edge of yellow cardstock (that makes six squares total).

Punch the ‘Daisy Chain’ border twice along the edge of yellow cardstock (that makes six squares total).

Trim out the flowers using micro-tip scissors

Trim out the flowers using micro-tip scissors or a craft knife on a cutting mat. Using a paper trimmer, cut this out into a two-inch tall rectangle 1/4 inch from each side of the windows. Cut another smaller yellow rectangle that is 1.25 x 2 inches.

The ‘Twist and Flip’ corner punch conveniently has two corner size options in one. Punch the two top corners of the larger rectangle with the small size, and punch one corner of the small rectangle with the larger size. Adhere the two rectangles together as shown for the bus body.

 Adhere the two rectangles together as shown for the bus body.

Add a 1/4 inch strip of gray cardstock along the bottom of the bus. Punch two gray circles using the pop-up circle punch, and two slightly larger black circles using the medium circle squeeze punch. Stack and adhere along with your “punny” thank you strip. Punch a hole to thread ribbon for tying onto gift.

Bus-Driver-Gifts-Safe-Hands-Bus-Tag

Supply List

Cardstock

Adhesive

Ribbon

Bag of Doughnuts

Gardening Goves

Ribbon