Traffic signs are fun to make for toy cars -- and a great way for kids to learn their road signs. You'll need to help with the power tools needed for this easy science activity for kids.
What You'll Need:
- Five 1×2-inch boards
- Five 1/4-inch wood dowels
- Power drill
- 1/4-inch drill bit
- Tape measure
- Wood glue
- Blunt scissors
- Transparent tape
Step 1: Make sure an adult saws and drills all the wood pieces.
Step 2: Sand the wood smooth.
Step 3: Saw the 1×2-inch boards into 2-inch pieces for the bases of the signs.
Step 4: Drill a 1/4-inch hole in the center of each wood base.
Step 5: Saw the dowels into 4-inch pieces for the sign posts.
Step 6: Glue each dowel in a base.
Step 7: To make a sign, cut a piece from the cardboard that measures 4 inches by 1-1/2 inches.
Step 8: Fold the cardboard in half and draw a traffic sign on each side.
Step 9: Tape the sides closed to make a pocket.
Step 10: Slip the cardboard over a dowel sign post.
Step 11: Repeat to make four more signs. For instance, you could make a stop sign, yield sign, traffic signal, railroad crossing sign, and walk/don't walk sign.
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