Tissue Box Traffic Lights

I was just flicking through some photos from the last few months and I stumbled across these shots of Pebble and our Tissue Box Traffic Lights. These were so easy to make and lots of fun to play with.

Tissue Box Traffic Lights

Please excuse our garden bed, we’re really hoping to get a veggie patch going in there one day, but don’t hold your breath! I don’t have any gardening posts just yet, but I’m sure you’ll have fun making these:

Tissue Box Traffic Lights

You will need:

An empty tissue box
Black cardboard (or black paint)
Green, orange and red paper
A glue stick
A pole/length of wood/old broom

To make the traffic lights:

1. Wrap your tissue box in black paper.

2. Cut out four large circles in each of the red, orange and green paper. Glue them onto your traffic light.

3. Cut a small hold in one end of the tissue box, large enough for your pole, and thread the pole through. I used a little blu-tak to make the end stick to the inside of the box.

4. Plant your traffic light into the garden. If you don’t have a garden you could stick your traffic light to a wall, stand it on a ledge or on prop it a chair.

5. Play!

This craft and play was initiated by Pebble’s growing interest in colours, as well as her understanding of traffic lights on the road. She had learned what each colour meant and she practiced that using her own traffic lights in the backyard. She rode up and down the veranda and shouted out to herself “GREEN GO!” and “RED STOP!”.

Tissue Box Traffic Lights

Doesn’t that sun shine look gorgeous? We haven’t had much sun in Adelaide lately. Is the sun shining where you are?

7 Replies to “Tissue Box Traffic Lights”

    1. We are slowly started to get a little more sun in Adelaide too. Before I know it summer will be here and I won’t be able to remember these rainy days!

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