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Making a Cardboard Train: 24 DIYs

Cardboard trains are a delightful addition to a kid’s playroom. Cardboard trains in the form of Sir Thomas are a favorite among kid’s costumes. Here comes a series of DIYs to help you with the project.

DIY Cardboard Train

Easy Cardboard Train Tutorial

Sample this brilliant pull-along train made by two leftover packing boxes joined by a rope. Another rope may be attached for pulling. The packing boxes were painted a bright red and silver paper plates go to make the shiny wheels. Note the little board at the back declaring the driver’s name!

Cardboard Train

Cardboard Train

Make a Cardboard Box Train

Here is a simple project that you can do with your kid. It involves painting large cardboard boxes with their tops folded in a bright shade of red. White paper plates serve as the wheels. The boxes are threaded together with yarn. Great goods train to house the toys of your little one!

Cardboard Box Train

Cardboard Box Train

How to Make a Cardboard Train Costume

Build your kids this excellent bright blue Thomas the Tank Engine costume for Halloween. It is suitable for toddlers as well since it can be hung from the shoulders allowing uninterrupted hands-free movement.

Cardboard Train Costume

Cardboard Train Costume

Cardboard Box Thomas Train Instructions

A great costume for all the little train lovers out there. Take a printout of Thomas’ face and trace it on a paper plate painted silver. After that, you can dip your paintbrush in black and gray to perfect the plump facial features. For the rest, just click on the above link.

Cardboard Box Thomas the Train

Cardboard Box Thomas the Train

“The Polar Express” Inspired Cardboard Train

Get the entire family involved to make this lovely steam engine followed by a coal tender and a passenger car makes family time fun.

Cardboard Polar Express Train

Cardboard Polar Express Train

Cardboard Train Template Activity

Put the trash cardboard boxes left in the garage to good use with this activity. The box at the back is made to slide smoothly a bit over the central wagon so that it sits snugly at the edge. The frontal box also has a sliding arrangement over the top of the wagon. For more details just go through the linked post.

Cardboard Train Template

Cardboard Train Template

Thomas the Train Cardboard Model

Cardboard Train Model

Cardboard Train Model

Choo-Choo Cardboard Train Instructions

Learn the steps of making a brilliant choo-choo train out of cardboard from the linked article’s post dated Nov 26, 2012.

DIY Cardboard Train

DIY Cardboard Train

Thomas the Train Engine From Cardboard

How to Make a Cardboard Train Engine

How to Make a Cardboard Train Engine

You can use large cardboard boxes for the above step by step and with a little customization here and there you can create this beautiful mammoth.

Giant Cardboard Train

Giant Cardboard Train

Brilliant Cardboard Train Party Centerpiece

A few cardboard boxes painted in red and blue with a mass of steam coming out of its rear makes for an interesting centerpiece for a kiddo’s birthday. You can make the train longer by adding a caboose at the end.

Cardboard Train Centerpiece

Cardboard Train Centerpiece

Wearable Cardboard Train Halloween Costume

Let little ones rock Halloween with this lovely train engine and car costume.

Cardboard Train Halloween Costume

Cardboard Train Halloween Costume

Cardboard Metro Train Making Video

Cardboard Metro Train

Cardboard Metro Train

Cardboard Train for Playing

Cardboard Play Train

Cardboard Play Train

Toilet Paper Roll Choo-Choo Train

Cardboard Roll Train

Cardboard Roll Train

Cardboard Steam Train Project

Cardboard Steam Train

Cardboard Steam Train

DIY Cardboard Subway Train for Kids

The linked post provides you with a template that you need to print, color, fold and tape to cardboard boxes as instructed or tape around a toilet paper roll.

Cardboard Subway Train

Cardboard Subway Train

Toy Train from a Cardboard Box

An oatmeal canister or any cardboard box of the appropriate size can be used to make this delightful Thomas the train.

Cardboard Train Toy

Cardboard Train Toy

3D Cardboard Hogwarts Express Train

Harry Potter fans are going to go crazy about this iconic train that transfers aspiring students to their favorite school of wizardry and witchcraft as represented in the movie series.

3D Cardboard Train

3D Cardboard Train

Yummy Train for a Birthday Party

A train themed birthday party with a roomy red cardboard train as the official food carrier is going to be a hit with the kids. The post also guides you with the other train inspired decorations of the event.

Cardboard Train for Birthday Party

Cardboard Train for Birthday Party

How to Make a Cardboard Train

A cardboard diaper box, an ice-cream bucket and an oatmeal container coated in a generous dose of blue paint turn into a fabulous cardboard train.

Homemade Cardboard Train

Homemade Cardboard Train

Cardboard Box Train Idea

Cut the flaps off cardboard boxes in a variety of shapes and hot glue them together to make a kid’s favorite toy. You may spray paint to make it eye-catching.

Cardboard Train Tutorial

Cardboard Train Tutorial

Pattern to Help Build a Cardboard Train

Given here are a few pattern ideas for your handmade cardboard train. You will get the details by clicking the above link.

Cardboard Train Pattern

Cardboard Train Pattern

Cardboard Box Craft Train Set

It is hard to believe that simple leftover pantry stuff and cardboard herbal tea boxes were made into this magical animal circus train.

Cardboard Box Train Craft

Cardboard Box Train Craft

Cardboard Box Train Model: How to Make

Cardboard Box Train Instructions

Cardboard Box Train Instructions

This fun DIY offers ample opportunity for honing the craft skills of little ones. The joyride that they get on the finished train comes as a bonus.

Published on April 5th 2016 by

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