Train Craft

9.2.09

Supplies Needed

* Index Cards (optional)
* Construction Paper (colo
r(s) you want )
* Scissors
* Glue or Tape
* Crayons
* At Least 3 Toilet Paper Rolls
* String

Supplies for Train Toddler Craft

Jacob loves making crafts. Especially when it comes to anything train related. We can sit and draw trains for ages and he will contentedly watch. So I went to see what I could find. 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.

Toddler Train Craft Step 1
If you are using construction paper in place of the index card simply cut out rectangles the size of an index card (3x5 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 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.
Toddler Train Craft Step 2
If you want to avoid crayons you can paste on different shapes of construction paper.

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.

Toddler Train Craft Step 3
It helps to tape the roof on to the wall by laying it flat against the wall when you tape the first wall.
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.
Toddler Train Craft Step 4
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.


Are there any crafts you enjoy doing with your children? I find most of these supplies everyone has at home which helps make a creative, and inexpensive craft that your child will love, and especially love their time spent with you.

Also - I have been having TERRIBLE heart burn. I never get heartburn but now that my belly is getting bigger it is getting worse. I can't imagine how it will be at the end of 9 months. I have heard taking Tums is bad, but I have heard Gaviscon works and is not harmful to the baby. What did you do for heartburn?

5 comments:

Andrea said...

That's awesome! I LOVE it! Unfortunately the one thing Tate has no patience for is crafts. haha...maybe he'll be better once he gets a bit older. :)

Carrie said...

What a cute craft!!! I look forward to doing stuff like this with my Z when he's old enough. :)

Lori said...

very cute, Blake and I do a lot of coloring and painting but he's not quite ready to sit still long enough for a longer craft.

when I had heartburn with both my boys the thing that helped me was ice cream... oh and I did have Mylanta (I think that is what it was)

you can always check safefetus.com for information on what you can take

Corinne said...

That's fantastic! I'll have to remember to do that w/ Fynn at some point. Thanks for posting :)

~Billie~ said...

SO Cute! My boys would love this project!

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