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.
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!
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!
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.
You can 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. Glue the face to the front of the 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.
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.
Learn the steps of making a brilliant choo-choo train out of cardboard from the linked article’s post dated Nov 26, 2012.
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.
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.
Let little ones rock Halloween with this lovely train engine costume.
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.
An oatmeal canister or any cardboard box of the appropriate size can be used to make this delightful 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.
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.
2 cardboard boxes and a few paper plates coated in a generous dose of red and gold paint turn into a fabulous cardboard train.
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.
Given here are a few pattern ideas for your handmade cardboard train. You will get the details by clicking the above link.
It is hard to believe that simple leftover pantry stuff and cardboard herbal tea boxes were made into this magical animal circus train.
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 Peyton Derrida