Train Craft

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Train Craft
Supplies for Train Craft
Paper Train Craft

Supplies Needed: Index Cards (optional) – Construction Paper – Scissors – Glue or Tape – Crayons (Optional) – Three Cereal Boxes – At Least 3 Toilet Paper Rolls – String

You can make this toddler train craft as long as you want, keep in mind that each toilet paper roll that you have can be used for a train car. Also the length of string that you use will determine your train’s size.
Step 1: Cut a piece of string, colorful yarn works very nicely, the length of what you want your train to be, including enough excess string to pull the train. Cut one third of a toilet paper roll off. If you are using index cards trim the bottom so that there are two half circles at the bottom of the card for the train car’s wheels. Use three index card for each train car that have. If you are using construction paper in place of the index card simply cut out rectangles the size of an index card (3×5 in.) and trim in the “wheels”. Keep in mind that you will need an index card for the train car roof, but that will not require any trimming. Step 1
Train Craft Step 1
Step 2: Have your toddler color the index card or construction paper. Let them use their creativity by choosing different colors, and what designs that want the train car to have. Older children (or you) can draw in such things as windows, doors or hatches on the different sides and roofs of the train cars. If you want to avoid crayons you can paste on different shapes of construction paper. Step 2
Train Craft Step 2
Step 3: After all of the coloring or pasting is done you can help your child glue or tape the index cards to the toilet paper roll. You’ll want to have the “wheels” touching the same level as the roll. Tape or glue the roof on to the two walls of the car train. Do this to each car train that you have, you won’t need walls for the train engine. It helps to tape the roof on to the wall by laying it flat against the wall when you tape the first wall. Step 3
Train Craft Step 3
Step 4: Help your toddler glue or tape the 1/3 toilet paper roll to the a whole toilet paper roll. Next help your child glue or tape the 2/3 toilet paper roll to the same whole toilet paper roll. This is the train engine, now all you have to do is glue the string (starting in the back of the last train car) to all of the train cars and the engine. If you use a white toilet paper roll for the train engine you can have your toddler color it to make it more colorful or cover it with construction paper. Step 4
Train Craft
Finished: This is one of the site’s most popular crafts. If you want to keep adding on to the train you can attach more train cars to the string, making it the kind of craft that your child can keep working with and your child can keep playing with. Finished
Train Craft

This fun craft activity it a great way to teach your child some shapes and your toddler can make a decoration to have. You can use construction paper to cut out the different shapes to make a train or print out one of our FREE Piece Together Train Print Out Sheets. Click the picture to see full size of the image.

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