Buckle Up! Bumper Stickers

Why

Advocate passenger safety recommendations by creating original bumper stickers designed with hand-made Crayola® Model Magic Stamps.


Steps

1. Invite a member of the local police department, fire/rescue team, school transportation department, or other community safety expert to talk with your class about child passenger safety. Find statistics about injuries resulting from safety precautions that are ignored or used improperly. Discuss how students can help their families and friends use appropriate safety restraints while traveling in a motor vehicle. Young children show each other how to use their own child safety booster seats.


2. Fold construction paper in half lengthwise in the shape of a long rectangular bumper sticker. Cut along the fold with Crayola Scissors.


3. In the middle of the bumper sticker, write a safety slogan in large lettering with Crayola Washable Markers.


4. Create a stamper by shaping a car or other transportation symbol from Crayola Model Magic. Color the surface of the stamp with marker. Press along the edge of your bumper sticker. Repeat to create a colorful, patterned border.


5. Display bumper stickers on a bulletin board or hallway gallery area.


Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Crayola Modeling Materials including Crayola Model Magic®, and Model Magic Fusion™, Crayola Air-Dry Clay, and Crayola Dough—

  • Keep away from open flames. Do not use to make candleholders, hot plates, trivets, or other similar objects that will be used or placed near fire and other heat sources.
  • Do not put in an oven, microwave, or kiln.
  • Do not make into vessels/containers that will hold unpackaged food.
  • The use of modeling material to make items that look like food is discouraged for children younger than age 5 to avoid their confusion with real food.
  • Unless sealed with a water-resistant glaze, do not make projects exposed to or immersed in water, such as boats or outdoor bird feeders. They would disintegrate when exposed to moisture.
  • Crayola Dough—contains gluten (wheat flour) as an ingredient.
  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay, Crayola Model Magic and Model Magic Fusion are gluten-free. However, they are produced on the same machinery as Crayola Dough which does contain gluten. Although the machines are cleaned prior to the start of each production run, there is a slight possibility that trace amounts of gluten from Crayola Dough may be present in the other modeling compound products. For information regarding specific ingredients or allergic concerns, please call our Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.

Adaptations

  • Small groups of children write 2-minute passenger safety commercials using simple props they choose or create. Act out commercials for the class and revise. Record commercials on video to play for other classes and families.
  • Research statistics on passenger safety before and after seat belt laws were enacted. Arrange statistics in a variety of graphs forms and visual formats. Display with bumper stickers.
  • Young children and students with Special Needs may need assistance writing slogans on bumper stickers. Partner with older students or provide pre-typed slogans to attach to construction paper with with Crayola Glue Sticks.
  • Older students and drivers' education trainees can create bumper stickers to display in childcare centers and elementary schools to send important passenger safety messages. Encourage older students to talk with younger ones about passenger safety recommendations.

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Lesson Plans

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Supplies

crayola supplies
  • Markers
  • Model Magic®
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
  • Construction Paper

Overview

grades

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Grades 7 to 12
  • Special Needs

subjects

  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Visual Arts

time

  • Less than 1/2 hour
  • 30 to 60 minutes
  • Multiple Sessions

benefits

  • Children find information about their state's child safety laws, regulations, and recommendations.

  • Children use their fine motor skills while designing their own stampers.

  • Children create bumper stickers to publicize how to reduce the risk of injury while riding in a motor vehicle.

Cirriculum

Research Canada Standards
Research UK Standards
Research U.S. Standards