Traffic Light Craft Idea for Kids
This page has a traffic light craft idea for kids, preschool, kindergarten, homeschool and parents. Kids development fine motor skills with traffic light craft activity. Obeying the traffic rules prevents many traffic accidents. The most important of these is to obey traffic lights. With this traffic light craft activity children will understand the importance and meaning of traffic lights.
- red, yellow and green krapon papers
- pritt glove
- 3 transparent confectionery container
- Printable Traffic Light Craft Template
How to Make Traffic Light Craft Idea?
Put the red ,yellow and green krapon papers in small pieces into the transparent confectionery container and then paste the traffic lights onto the art activity template.
The first traffic light on the highways was used in London in 1868 with only green and red colors. These lamps were burned with gas and could rotate around their axis. But one year later, a traffic police officer was injured and these traffic lights were removed with the explosion.
Over time, the proliferation of cars in streets, that is, the increase in traffic, increased the need for traffic lights. In the early days, the application of traffic lights on the railways was taken as an example, but this system was inadequate on roads because there were no intersections on the railways.
First electric auto traffic lamp, In 1923, Garrett Morgan, who was also a prominent gas masker, patented the first electric automatic traffic light in America. The lamp was put into Cleveland.
Why are the traffic lights red, yellow and green?
In 1830 the green light was used for “warning”, the white light for “late” and the red light for “rail”. But the white lamps were mixed with other lamps around. When the red lenses that gave the “stop” signal also fell (traffic lights did not have the technology today, of course), the light was whitening. Because of this, those white lights were perceived as a “late” signal and the accidents came to fruition. For these reasons the colors of the traffic lights changed. Green “late”, yellow “warning” warning was accepted.
There are comments that red has been chosen as a “stop” for many cultures for many years because of its blood color, and vibrate as a “warning” signal because of its vibrating color, which is remarkable. In this case, it is used as a “late” signal because it is a trusting color of green, and a comment can also be made. Though there is no reason to choose the colors of the traffic lights, historically this has progressed in this way.