In the Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays! story “How to be a Fire Fighter,” Sylvia decides that she wants to start her training to be a real fire fighter. You can starts yours too - and one of the ways is to make your own fire truck!
Here’s how: Start with a cardboard box. Paint the outside with red paint and let it dry. Then paint four small paper plates with black paint. When both are dry, you can glue them on the box as wheels. The windshield, the front lights, the bumper and ladder are cut out of blue, white and yellow construction paper.
When those are glued on the side, you can cut out a hole in the bottom, adhere a strap to the top and put your firetruck on!
About the Authors
David Sewell McCann
David Sewell McCann fell in love with spinning stories in first grade – the day a storyteller came to his class and captured his mind and imagination. He has been engaged in storytelling all of his adult life through painting, film-making, teaching and performing. Out of his experience as a Waldorf elementary class teacher and parent, he has developed a four step method of intuitive storytelling, which he now shares through workshops and through this website.
Jenny Barandich is the graphic designer who brings color and magic to all of Sparkle’s graphics.
With more than 20 years of experience, Jenny works with clients both locally and worldwide. She believes in unique yet practical designs that suit her clients’ needs, covering a wide range of industries including publishing, high-tech, nonprofit, medical, communications, and marketing. Jenny received a B.A. in Visual Communication from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.