Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

We made a cardboard train over the weekend. Everything was made out of paper and held together by glue or masking tape.

The 'skeleton' was made of two cardboard boxes. One of them is the Huggies box you see in the picture below, and another one was a box that was used to hold reams of A4 paper. I cut the 'body' of the train out of mounting boards that I had leftover from a previous project. The boys proceeded to colour the body using crayons. 

The wheels were made out of paper plates.

Trying out the partially assembled train... The box is big enough to fit my 3 year old son.

We made the funnel out of a toilet paper roll and a party hat. I turned the party hat the wrong way around, and coloured it the way we liked.

We went on to colour in headlights and a front 'bumper', and got another good sized box for the passenger cabin behind. And there! Our cardboard train!

For another cardboard project, check out our Lightning McQueen inspired cardboard car!

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  1. This is SUPER! Love that smile! Your boy's so cute!

    1. Show me your photo when you've completed your jail. :P though i doubt ur kids will be smiling.