Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft for Kids

Little boys who love Thomas the Tank are sure to adore this toilet paper roll train craft which is great for pretend play afterwards.

easy train craft for kids

I love crafting with kids of all ages and one thing in particular little boys love making are transport crafts because they can play with them after putting them together.

Previously we have made a toilet paper roll pirate ship and a space rocket craft. These were a massive hit with boys as young as 4 and as old as 8. Little girls loved making them too! I do have fire engine and sports car crafts on my mind also. 

This is an easy toilet paper roll craft for kids which little children will need Mum’s assistance with particularly for following instructions and sticking parts together. Older kids, aged 8 should be able to attempt this by themselves. 

easy train craft for kids

Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft for Kids

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Little boys who love Thomas the Tank are sure to adore this toilet paper roll train craft which is great for pretend play afterwards

Materials

  • Cardstock paper.
  • Craft papers.
  • Tissue paper Roll
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Marker pens.

Instructions

Step 1:

Cut out the pieces for the toilet paper roll train using the templates and cardstock paper.

toilet paper roll train craft supplies

Step 2:

Wrap the paper roll with the rectangular craft paper.

Step 3:

Then, make 2 holes on the two sides of the paper roll, and make two more holes on the opposite sides. (Make total 4 holes). This is for the wheels.

Step 4:

Glue the pieces of the wheels and cut out two sticks slightly longer than the toilet paper roll’s base. 

toilet paper roll train craft instructions

Step 5:

Use hot-glue to glue the wheel on the stick. 

Step 6:

Put the stick through the holes on the paper roll as shown below.

easy train craft procedure for kids 

Step 7:

Then, glue the second wheel at the end of the stick. Similarly, glue the back wheels of the train. 

Step 8:

Glue the windows. 

Step 9:

Glue the windows piece on the top back of the paper roll train. 

cardboard tube train craft

Step 10:

Roll the rectangular piece of paper into a roll to make the chimney. According to the template (red marked) make a slit on the circular ring.

Then roll it into a cone for the chimney cap.

Step 11:

Glue the pieces of the chimney together.

Step 12:

Glue the chimney on the front side of the train to complete your craft.

train craft with toilet paper roll

Will you build a pretend rail track to go along with your new train? You can even just use it on the floor without having a track. 

Why not make several of these in different colors and use them for train races! There is so much you can do with these. 

Please print my free train craft template to help you piece together this choo choo:-

Train Template

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Toilet Paper Roll Train Craft for Kids

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