Age7 to 11 years
Have you ever seen a police car patrolling the streets of your city? Every city needs a police department. The police keep us safe by watching out for bad guys, helping people in need, and making sure the people of the city don’t do any bad things. The police come whenever there is trouble, catch the culprit, and keep the peace. The officers drive around the city and watch closely, to be sure that everyone is obeying the law. If they see something strange, they investigate! Today we are going to make a paper police car, some policemen and a robber. Can you catch the bad guy? For more crafting fun, remember to have a look at our other “Paper City” projects. Your city will be great!
- Print out the attached document
- A cardboard cereal box
- A handy Pritt Stick
Cut out all the transport truck images from the printed-out crafting templates.
Now we take the police car 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 paper police car, so that we have a cardboard template.
Once we have the template, we must fold along the dotted lines of the car outline.
Place a generous amount of glue on the tabs along the sides of the car and glue them to the sides as to form a car shape. Use the picture for help.
Now we fold image 2 into a box shape. The will form the police lights. We then use our handy Pritt glue stick to stick the lights into shape and onto the roof of the police car.
To make the policemen, robber and police dog (image 3), fold the cut-out in half, and then fold the coloured blocks inward, so it forms a triangular shape. Then apply some Pritt glue as to glue the base in place.
It is now time to play some cops and robbers!
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of fun fighting crime with your paper police car.
We would love to see pictures of your police car. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.