Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

We are still finishing up our transportation theme.  I was really excited the other day because Hailey brought one of her fire trucks to me and said, “This is for transportation.”  So I was excited that she really understood what the word transportation meant.

Our latest transportation project was to make a train, which Hailey has been begging to do.  I got the idea for this on another website and I can not remember now where it was.  If anyone knows please tell me so I can give credit to the other site.

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Here is what you’ll need: toilet paper roll or paper towel rolls, 6 index cards, construction paper, yarn, glue, tape, scissors, something to color with.

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Have your child color the index cards.

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While your child is busy coloring you can cut out some black circles for the wheels and then some other shapes for decorating the train.

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Glue the wheels onto your index cards- put 2 on each of 4 of the index cards. 

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Add some other shapes for the windows.

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For the engine- cut a toilet paper roll into 2 pieces- one 2/3’s long and the other 1/3 long.  And cut out some more black circles.

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Here’s a view of the finished train from the front.  I used tape to put most of it together.

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And a view from the back of the train.

Hailey loved making this.  When she saw it all coming together her face just lit up with excitement.

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4 comments on “Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

  1. jennifer on said:

    Any kids would love to make that train. Hailey always does such a great job.

    Thanks for linking, Hope you are having a great weekend.

  2. I love that train! Very cool! We’re gonna have a train theme pretty soon in the next few weeks, so maybe we’ll use your idea!

  3. Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings on said:

    Oh my goodness! These are so adorable!! I’ll be saving some toilet paper tubes… 🙂

  4. LeAnna on said:

    Oh My goodness!! This is a super cute idea!! I dont have kids yet, but have 3 nieces and am always searching for fun things to do when they come to my house! I came across your blog from The Ramblings of a Crazy Women and you have some really cute ideas! Thanks for the inspiration, oh and the step by step instructions!!

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