Transportation crafts will always be the craft of choice for children of all ages. Transportation crafts includes air-planes, cars, boats, ships, buses, trains, trucks, vans, and rockets (to name a few).
All these transportation crafts can easily to made at home from cheap materials bought in stores and/or recycling materials. You can make a car or bus from a big box or make a sail boat from a milk carton.
Automobiles / Cars
Boats / Ships
Buildings / Towns / Cities
Choo Choo Trains
Space Ships & Shuttles
Toy Boats and Ships
Toy Cars & Vehicles
Travel and Vacation Memory Keeping Activities
More Vehicles Crafts & Activities Below
Select a large box with a deep cover...such as a shoe box. Remove 2 sides of the cover to make it fit inside the box. Replace cut-down sides with Scotch tape, as in figure 1. Punch 6 holes in the remodeled cover to hold the ice-cream cones, as in figure 2. Cut 4 wheels from heavy cardboard. Fasten to box with two-pronged paper fasteners. Attach a pipe cleaner handle, as in figure 3.Fashion a piece of cardboard to fit top of cart. Cut this fitted-piece in two and hinge parts with tape, as in figure 4. Fasten the lid. Add a tiny bell and a colorful umbrella, as in figure 5. Make 6 ice-cream cones, as in figure 6. Fill each with a bit of cotton. Place in cover. Put lid down. You are now ready to sell ice-cream cones to your friends.
To make this Conestoga wagon, you will need a shoe box, 1 piece white construction paper 9" x 12", enough blue paper to cover box, one 6" square heavy cardboard, four 1" paper fasteners, scissors, paste, crayons,caps to trace, and pencil. Trace 4 circles 3" in diameter on cardboard for wheels. Cut out and color red. Cover shoe box with blue paper and attach the wheels to box with paper fasteners. Cut one end of box halfway down and bend back to make driver's scat. Put paste along both 9" edges of white construction paper and fasten to box as shown in sketch.
You will need to print out a few templates. Here is the horse template ... the circus cage template ... and the lion tamer and the lion template. Cut out the templates ...color them in...and then fold them together. You can either use paste or Scotch tape to keep the templates together. Have fun!
How to Make a Toy Soldiers Parachute with a Paper Napkin Crafts Idea - Today we will show you how to make a toy parachute for your toy soldiers. If you don’t want to hook this to a toy soldier, you can use a cork instead. It’s fun to make a parachute and more fun to see it float downward as a real parachute does. It’s easy to make, too.
Wagon for Doll House Sized Toys - Make this wagon out of a shallow cardboard box, yarn, and some milk jug caps for wheels.
How to Make a Mini Zip Line Moving Toy with Paper Plates, Balloons, Bobbins, & Paper Clips - This is a really cool toy idea…one that can be changed for a lot of different variations of moving toys. This is an air ship / space ship zip line moving toy. Find out how to make this zip line toy that zips and moves, by reading the step by step, illustrated instructions below in our crafts project tutorial.
How to Make Toy Parachute Crafts Instructions for Boys and Girls - All kids that I know love playing with toy parachutes. You can make a parachute that will float down from the sky with its passenger. You can tie on toy soldiers or other toy figures, or even a little doll of some sort for girls who would prefer that. Throwing the toy parachutes into the air after they are made is really fun, as you will see.
Make a Matchbox Pipecleaner Wheelbarrow - Learn how to maket his wheelbarrow for your dolls with a matchbox, cork, and a pipe cleaner.
Advent Choo Choo Train Craft for Kids - - Here is an unusual advent calendar! The kids will enjoy making this advent train ... and they'll have even more fun finding the gift s inside the train during December!
All Aboard Choo Choo Train Arts & Crafts Project - - What type of train do you like best? Freight train? Passenger? High-speed? Subway? Monorail? Invent your own engine, cars, and sound effects!
A Box Tanks Arts & Crafts Project for Kids to Make - - Prepare for battle with this homemade tank.
All Aboard for these Preschool Train Crafts! - - Get onboard with these preschool train crafts. Your class will have a blast with these imaginative crafts that enhances any train or transportation lesson plan. Read on for some train time fun!
A Marvelous Motor-Car for Kids to Make - - Use your imagination: You can use juice boxes or milk container to make all sorts of vehicles.
Ambulance Emergency Vehicles Craft for Kids - - This craft is perfect for teaching your kids about emergency vehicles.
Amphibious Jet Making Instructions - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun.
Amigurumi - Sushi Train Toy to Make - - This crochet pattern shows you how to make a pretend play sushi train for your kids to play with.
Animal Train Arts Activity for Youngsters - - Create a train for your favorite paper animals. This is a great animal craft to make before or after a visit to the zoo. It can also be used as a fun and exciting way of introducing animal and habitat facts.
A Simple Shoebox Boat Craft for Kids - - Set sail on the high seas in this simple boat!
Airplane - - Your friends will be flying high in this bright red airplane!
Airplane Crafts for Kids to Make - - Whether teaching kids about airplanes at home or in school, be sure to include a few craft projects to allow for some hands-on learning. Take crafting beyond making basic paper airplanes and allow the children construct their own planes and decorate them using various craft mediums, recycled items, and even a few edible supplies.
Airplane Beaded Safety Pin Design Making Instructions - - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry that looks like an airplane.
Airplane-From-a-Box for Mom and Dad to Make - - With a minimum of effort, you can transform a plain cardboard box into a shiny, flying machine that your child can wear.
Airplane (with pattern) for Parents to Make for Halloween Costume - - Let a child's imagination soar with this lofty costume.
An Airplane Arts & Crafts Idea for Children - - So far this is the only craft that we managed to complete on our theme Things That Fly is the airplane collage.
Art-rageous Cars & Automobiles Craft for Children - - During Houston's annual Art Car Parade, a caravan of crazy-looking vehicles decked out in wacky ways tour the streets of the city. Kids can create a wacky version of the event with this craft.
A Space Shuttle Toys and How to Make Them - -Soar into space and beyond with this space shuttle created from a milk carton and other every day materials! Lots of fun! A great craft for the space enthusiast.
Awesome Airplane Messages for Kids to Make - - Write your message across the sky!
A Transportation Activity : Safety for Toddlers & Preschoolers - - Use this easy transportation activity to help teach traffic safety to young kids.
Balloon Platoon for Children to Make - - No matter how rough the waters get, the fearless crew aboard this inflatable toy raft will stay high and dry.
Big Rigs : How to Make Toy Trucks from Recycled Boxes - - Gather up some recycled boxes and bottle caps. That’s almost all you need to make a tractor trailer than can zoom down the highway of your imagination!
Blue Racer - - Leading paper aero plane designer Professor Ninomiya has designed and tested his 'White Wings' model. Now, you can print out the completed version on your own printer. Many enthusiasts compete to see whose model can stay airborne the longest. Learn how to adjust your model for the smoothest flight and the best way to launch it high into the sky for exhilarating fun!
Blue Super Glider Making Directions- - This model is a glider with a simple design. A glider is an airplane without an engine. It must skillfully use uprising air currents to keep it flying. You can adjust this glider so that it flies very well.
Blue Passenger Plane - - Leading paper aero plane designer Professor Ninomiya has designed and tested his 'White Wings' model. Now, you can print out the completed version on your own printer. Many enthusiasts compete to see whose model can stay airborne the longest. Learn how to adjust your model for the smoothest flight and the best way to launch it high into the sky for exhilarating fun!
Build a Jumbo Jet - - Build your own model jumbo jet! Nearly everything you need is recycled. Where will you fly?
Build Your Own Train: Steam Engine - - Print and follow the instructions to build a steam engine plane.
But Does it Fly? Fabric Paper Airplane - - I decided to make a bag to hold the airplanes using some adorable paper airplane fabric. The bag was almost made last night until I thought, "Hmmm. I wonder if I can make a fabric airplane?"
Boat Crafts for Kids - - Boats are fun to play with because they allow kids to use their imaginations. But the building of boats can be just as fun as playing with boats. Building boats out of household materials also provides an inexpensive alternative to simply buying the boat from a store or catalog. By using soda bottles, school supplies or outdoor natural materials, children can build different boats in different ways.
Boat Place Cars Making Directions for Youngsters - - Paper boats mark each place at a special table just for kids. With some assistance, kids can assemble the boats and write the names on the name-tag sails.
Box Car Making Instructions - - Take turns in driving the car or keep it aside for play time.
Box Cars Ideas - - With a few materials and a little imagination, you can make box cars like a race car, a sports car, or even a minivan.
Box Sailboat Making Instructions- - Build a sailboat from paper and a recycled box.
Bulldozers Toy and How to Make and Fold Them - - A bulldozer is a construction vehicle that can use its front blade to level ground or its rear ripper to scrape earth and sand and to break up rocks.
Bus Making Craft for Kids - - A basic bus paper craft for kids.
Bus Banks Crafts Project to Make - - Get on board when it comes to encouraging resourcefulness! Count on cool recycled crafts like this bus bank to save the day and your kids' pennies.
Bus Crafts Activity - - There is nothing better to a toddler then Buses, Trucks and cars! Anything with wheels is always a hit! Strollers, trains, play cars you name it, if it has wheels they love it! To celebrate their love of wheels, here is a Bus Craft.
Cable Car Making Directions- - Make a cable car to take your imagination to the top of a snow-covered mountain.
CD Space Ship Crafts Crafts Activity for Youngsters - - Kathryn submitted this project as part of this Make-It-Over craft challenge. She explains how she created this great space ship using two CDs and a few other supplies.
Candy Cars Arts & Crafts Project - - Candy cars make a super place setting and double as a fun party favor! Its a great fun activity for kids to do during a car
Canoe Beaded Safety Pin Design Arts & Crafts Project- - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry that looks like a canoe.
Candy Airplane - - Assembling this valentine requires a little bit of tricky balancing, but once you catch on, these sweet crafts will be flying from your fingertips.
Candy Airplane Craft - - This project can be made just for a fun treat or it can be used for party favors. Another great idea is sending these to school for classmates on your child's birthday. You don't always have to send cupcakes (although you might want to check with teacher, and if these favors need to be saved for home, you might want to send something along with them). It's great to give and receive something fun, creative and different.
Candy Airplane Craft - - Here is a sweet craft idea that doubles as a snack or party favor! Have an extra adult on hand to help little fingers pull the rubber band over the gum. These are popular with kids of all ages, and those 7 and up will need little or no assistance.
Cardboard Tube PT Cruiser Craft - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Car Mobile or Models Making Craft Ideas - - This is a simple mobile made up of printed race cars, sports cars and a finish line flag. We usually create our mobiles by using two straws or sticks taped or tied in a criss-cross or by using one paper towel or gift wrap roll with all the pieces tied to it (this isn't as 3D a mobile, but is good for recycling).
Car Shapes Crafts Project for Toddlers & Preschoolers - - Every time they see one from our window they go nuts. This week is transportation week and I was having a hard time finding a simple car craft and it hit me. Slug bugs are very simple. Just cut a large semicircle from construction paper. Then cut two smaller semicircles of the same color to form the wheel wells. Glue the two small semicircles to the large one, one on each end. Then cut two black circles for the tires and glue them to the wheel wells. I also added some shiny foil in the middle of the wheel for hubcaps.
Car Track Paintings for Youngsters to Make - - Combine art and play by using toy cars as painting tools.
Carton Sail Boats - - Here is a two in one eco friendly children’s craft that is a great way to keep kids busy and let them use their imagination all at the same time. It uses juice/milk cartons that would otherwise wind up in landfills. This simple and quick eco friendly craft converts that empty carton into a self-designed sail boat. They are sure to prove a favorite of yours as it requires simple materials, easy instructions and allows for the child to use their imagination for their own embellishment. They’re also very quick to make so it get them playing very soon.
Chinese Dragon Boat Crafts Activity - - Dragon boat racing entertains people all over the world. Children can make replicas of dueling dragon boats!
Choo-Choo Train Growth Chart - - Colorful bulletin board includes a measuring tape to track your child's height through the years.
Christmas Train Paper Craft - - Put these train cars together to create a festive decoration for underneath the Christmas tree.
Chugga-chugga Choo choo! Train Craft - - Create a fantastic train from your hand prints and a tracing of your arm.
Convertible - - Kids will love making these small paper convertible cars.
Construction Mobile - - This is a simple mobile made up of construction vehicles (bulldozer, dumptruck, crane, truck). We usually create our mobiles by using two straws or sticks taped or tied in a criss-cross or by using one paper towel or gift wrap roll with all the pieces tied to it (this isn't as 3D a mobile, but is good for recycling).
Cool Bikes - - What are your favorite bikes? Make a cool poster for your room to show your friends your dream bikes!
Covered Wagon Craft - - Make a wagon train of Covered Wagons and let your imagination run wild.
Design Your Own Race Car - - With Crayola Model Magic®, you can customize your own sets of wheels! Whether you make an imaginary or real race car, this project will get your creativity revving.
Dirt Race Track - - This Dirt Race Track is so much fun to make and play with, and it's made with sand from your very own yard! Preschoolers will need some help making this, but they'll love to play with it, especially outside!
Dozer - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised!
Dragon Boat Craft Making Activity - - A dragon boat is long and narrow with a decorated dragon head and tail. It has a large drum, and a team of paddlers will follow the drumbeat to power the boat.
Drinking Straws Trucks to Make for Preschoolers & Toddlers - - This was a collaborative effort, my son was watching a show about the Three Little Pigs and the one pig with a straw house sparked his interest in making something with drinking straws. So his first request was a train, but we didn’t have enough straws so we settled on a pick up truck. This does require some prep but I love how it turned out. The placing of the straws is tricky but it’s a great lesson in fine motor and patience!
Easy Fire Truck Crafts to Make- - This simple fire truck craft requires a printer, a piece of paper, some crayons (or paint or markers), scissors and glue. I always prefer to use a heavy paper (like construction paper), but it isn't necessary.
Easter Airplanes : Paper Airplanes Models to MaKe - - Hop aboard the Easter Egg Express!
Egg Carton Sailboats - - Make a full fleet of these fun sailboats!
Egg Carton Fire Trucks for Youngsters - - Thanks to Jodie for contributing this great craft! Don't you just love it when they turn out better than you imagined...
FA Thunderhawk Paper Airplane for Girls and Boys- - The FA Thunderhawk paper airplane is a killer flying machine ready to battle for control of the skies. Carrying tons of weapons, this attack bomber can damage enemy outposts.
Farm Tractors Arts Activity- - Hard working farm tractors with wheel that spin!
Field Trip to the Fire Stations Craft for Kindergarteners & Preschoolers - - Collect, organize, and graph data after a visit to a fire station.
Fire Engine Paper Crafts Ideas - - A simple fire engine truck paper craft for kids.
Fire Engine Making Cardboard Boxes Instructions - - What a fantastic use for a cardboard box! All boys should have their own fire engine, and if they help to make it they will enjoy playing with it even more.
Fire Engine Posters to Make- - Let your little ones be fire-fighters! This was a big hit with my boys and still graces our walls nearly a year after we made it. While we made a very large version, the same idea can be made smaller for a special card.
Fireman on the Go Pretty Pictures - - Firemen play an important role in our community. This art project fosters awareness on community roles and also reinforces shape recognition and learning.
Fire Truck - - If someone needs help, this Fire Truck will sure save the day!
Fire Truck Craft - - This fire truck craft does take some prep work but is a great lesson in shapes and as your child gets older you can simply give them the pieces and let them put them together like a puzzle.
Fire Truck Craft for Kids - - Fire prevention crafts for preschool kids are an excellent addition to fire prevention and fire safety lessons and activities. Learn how to make this fire truck craft from a recycled egg carton and simple craft materials.
Fire Truck Crafts for Kids - - Making crafts with kids offers a hands-on outlet for their creativity and an opportunity to learn about different topics in a fun and exciting way. Constructing fire trucks from edible items, or different recycled items from around the house, is an entertaining approach to introduce the topic of community helpers, as well as offering hours of amusement or an edible snack.
Float a Flower Boat - - Kids can honor our country's fallen soldiers by making special Memorial Day crafts. Create a float a flower boat that commemorates heroes from the US Navy who died at sea.
Floating Sponge Boats - - Once the sun shines down long enough to warm our faces, my kids want to play in the water. But it is still Spring with a little chill, so we are practicing our boat floating in the sink and bathtub instead, just until it’s time for the blowup pool.
Float Your Boat - - Get your child juiced about crafting with recyclables by turning an empty OJ carton into a working paddle wheel-powered sailboat.
Flying Foam Airplanes - - How do airplanes stay in the sky? Kids' creativity flies high when they experiment with basic aerodynamics.
Flying Saucers Arts & Crafts Making - - These instructions will show you how to make a home-made flying saucer from 2 paper plates.
Foam Flyers - - Don't toss those Styrofoam food trays! Recycle them into a fleet of UFFOs: unbelievably fun flying objects.
Foam Sailboats - - Create your own foam sailboat in this miniature boat activity. Then race the foam sailboat for an endlessly fun summer activity for kids.
Folded Paper Airliner Craft - - August 19th is National Aviation Day. Here's another wonderful paper airplane from Amazing Paper Airplanes.
Forever Floating - - I remember making paper boats as a child but after their first voyage they could never be used again. Then somebody told me about the boats that would always float. At once the idea appealed to me and I tried making the unsinkable boat. It actually never sank. Would you also like to try making one?
Fun in the Finger Lakes Arts and Crafts Project - - Row your boat up to the dock in this fingerpainting where colorful crayon craft stand out on the blue water!
Glide Along a Venetian Canal Arts & Crafts Activity- - In Venice, Italy, the streets are canals and the cars are boats! Find out about this fascinating place, then create your own gondola and gondolier.
Go, Tube Racer, Go! - - How can you turn a toilet paper tube into a hot rod? Take this idea for a spin.
Halves Boat Shapes Craft for Toddlers & Preschoolers - - This is a good craft to use to introduce preschool children to the concept of halves. (it also provides good shapes and colours practice). I love using crafts for easy-going lessons!
Haulin’ Trucks - - "Breaker! Breaker! We got ourselves a convoy!" Make your very own shoebox fleet of cargo trucks for loads of fun!
Happy Travels Car Sachet - - Stuffed with a sweet scent, this little luxury makes a great gift for a teacher who may be hitting the road this summer. Pin on a gift card to a local car wash, and recipients will be good to go.
Health Care Helpers - - Who are the people who keep us healthy and safe? Kids learn more about rescue and medical careers by showing these caregivers in action.
Helicopter - - A helicopter is a type of aircraft that has rotary wings. The engine causes the long slender wings, called rotors, at the top of the helicopter to rotate, providing lift and allowing the helicopter to fly. Compared to aircraft with fixed wings, helicopters are slow and get poor mileage so they don't fly long continuous distances.
Helicopter Craft Project for Preschoolers & Toddlers - - Get ready for a fun filled helicopter day!
Here Comes a Train! - - Choo! Choo! Chug! Chug! Whiz! What kind of train is coming down YOUR tracks? Fill each car with your favorite things!
Hold A Boat Race - - Take advantage of a glorious summer day to combine a craft and outdoor activity in one! And if the sun isn't shining, you could always use the bath tub!
Hop Aboard a Basic Boat! - - Do you like boats and water? If you do, this simple boat might be just the thing for you!
Horses with Wagons - - Jump in the wagon and head westward!
Hot Air Balloon Craft - - Create this amazing mini hot air balloon out of papier mache.
Hot Air Balloon - - Hot air balloons are fascinating to children of every age. Even looking at pictures of hot air balloons filling the skies makes you want to go up, up and away! Imagine your own little hot air balloon floating down the staircase at home. Oh dear, I think you may want to create several of these... I feel a race coming on!
Hot Air Balloon Craft - - Need to interest your class in geography? Spark their imagination with a trip across the country with their own special hot air balloon. It makes for great fun at birthday parties too. You can also weight them down with candy favors.
Hovering Helicopters - - To the rescue on land or sea! Put out the fire! Deliver heavy cargo! Design a 3-D model helicopter and discover how they fly.
How to Build a Plane Out of Popsicle Sticks - - A fun, inexpensive way to teach your child basic problem-solving skills as well as spend quality time with him or her is crafting. You can create exciting new toys and games with just a few simple steps. In the following article, you will learn how to make an airplane using popsicle sticks. Although very simple, this little plane will even fly when thrown from higher ground. This is an enjoyable, safe activity that both you and your child can experience together.
How to Make a Boat With Popsicle Sticks - - This can be a lot of fun, let your imagination run wild.
How To Make A Miniature Wood Craft Car - - The image at left shows what parts you'll need to make the miniature toy craft car shown in the inset.
How to Make a Paper Train - - The wheels on this paper train don't turn, but don't worry -- your imagination will take it anyplace you choo-choo-choose.
How to make a magnetic boat - - What makes the boat move is the attraction between the magnet and the paper clip.
How to Make an Airplane From a Plastic Bottle - - A plastic bottle can be used to make a toy airplane by cutting a slit through the body, inserting a piece of craft wood for the wings and adding a plastic propeller. Build a toy airplane from plastic materials with tips from an experienced craftsman in this free video on recycled craft projects
How to Make a Paper Boat - - One of the best things about childhood is making those tiny paper boats and leaving them in the lake or a little puddle. If you haven't tried doing that, learn how to make a paper boat in a few simple steps.
How To Make a Paper Boat - - Let your imagination float away with this classic paper boat.
How to Make a Sail Boat Craft with Your Toddler - - Your child is never too young to start learning about crafts, well maybe if they are still infants but there is no reason that you can't introduce your young toddler to the wonderful world of arts and crafts. There are dozens of fun and simple crafts that are easy enough that your toddler can help out with them and one such craft is to make a sail boat using the simplest of supplies.
How to make a recycled potato container car - - Learn to make a car from a potato container.
How to Make Paper Boats - - Paper boats can be made by using a rectangular piece of paper and strong creases, and then pop open the final product to float it in water. Create paper boats with instructions from a former middle school art teacher in this free video on paper crafts.
Hydraulic Excavator - - A hydraulic excavator is a construction machine that can be used with attachments for a wide range of purposes. It can be used with a drill/breaker to break up asphalt or with a scissor-shaped crusher to crush and cut concrete and steel bars.
Incredible Iceboats - - In this miniature boat activity, make incredible iceboats, and see how long your boat can last. This is a summer activity for kids that's cool as ice.
ITALY: Gondola - - Gondoliers have poled their elegant black boats through Venice's canals for centuries. Prominent steel beaks rise from the prow, and some have removable cabin covers to offer passengers shelter.
Juice box boats - - My kids are always playing their own version of the game "Sink or Float". We fill up a plastic bin with water in the backyard and they run around looking for things to test. For example: buttons, postcards, leaves, rubber bands, small rocks, popsicle sticks, keys, bouncy balls, pez dispensers, etc.
Kid Made Monster Truck - - You will make a mess, but it was fun.
Kidz Dump Truck - Have your kids make this dump truck with recycled materials found in every house.
Kids Tractor Craft - - “T” is for tractor, so we made a craft that turns the letter T into a tractor! Our printable template makes this simple paper craft even easier. This tractor craft makes a great farm craft or transportation craft and is a great craft to use when teaching alphabet sounds.
Laundry Basket Sail Boat - - Pretend play activities that combine imaginative play with crafts are our favorite things to do lately. Also our supplies are made up of many recycled and reusable materials. This can be done with boxes, wagons pretty much anything your child can sit in! When they are pretending go along with their suggestions and let them lead. It’s your turn to ask “Why?” and follow along. Most of all have fun.
Lightning McQueen Car Air Freshener - - Here's a craft Cars fans will get plenty of mileage out of — a homemade air freshener that resembles the famous race car that put Radiator Springs back on the map. Younger kids may need a little help cutting out the smaller pieces, but they'll have fun gluing the shapes together and drawing on the finishing details.
London Bus Craft for Children - - This super London Bus craft makes a fun craft idea for St George's Day or for any time of the year - and it is great for taking the toys for a ride (and doubling up as a very stylish toy box too!)
Love Train - - This Love Train is an easy to make sweet treat for any Valentine. Any child would love to make or recive a candy train for Valentines Day, but this would also work great as a boys Valentine!
Making Mondays: A Jungle Boat - - This is a project that quite a few of us got involved in doing! Most of the steps would be suited to older children than Yashar (who is 20 months) but he loved picking out the sail and playing with the boat at the end!
Make a balloon-powered car - - These are fun little things - I remember getting one as a cereal box prize when I was a kid. You blow up a balloon attached to a car, set it down and let it race across the floor. And even using a store-bought one, you have an illustration of the principles of rocket engines and Newton's Third Law of Motion (the equal-and-opposite force law).
Make a Boat from Paper - - Make the boat paper craft project for your kid to learn is simple enough as it is for kid. Looking at the picture guide then you may understand how to make it.
Make a bus with Easy Directions - - If you need a fun activity for a rainy (summer) day, maybe you’ll get inspired by these buses I made with my 3-year-old daughter last week!
Make a Model Magic Bus with Simple Instructions - - This Model Magic® creation definitely makes the grade. Watch the wheels go round and round as kids create and catch this bus.
Make a Toy Boat, Out of Recycled Parts - - I had always wanted toy boats after seeing movies and cartoons with small people in them. After asking and begging for toy boats my father showed me how to make a boat from a can.
Make this Sky Bird - - Want to make an amazing paper airplane. Let's build the "Sky Bird".
Mini-Biplane - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Mini Truck Box Template - - Simple and easy craft template to create a fun gift box or a cool toy. Economical, high-quality design and versatile template which you can easily print out and use for many different craft activities.
Making a pop-pop steam boat: a good experiment for children - - Pop-pop boats are powered with a simple boiler to which two thin copper tubes are connected. The tube ends extend out the back of the boat into the water. The boiler is heated by a small flame which heats the water inside. When the water vaporises, the steam jets out the back, propelling the boat forward in a way similar to rocket propulsion.
Maritime Thoughts - - Who does not enjoy summer at the sea? The experience is wonderful with the cool breeze blowing in your face, watching sailboats sailing the open waters and hunting seashells on the beach? This card is a perfect all purpose card for the summer months and is created with the paper napkin decoupage technique. The technique can also be applied to fabric. The fusible web gets fused to the backside of the material and the motifs cut out. Either way, it is quickly crafted and is lots of fun to create.
Mars Rover - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just might be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Mastercraft boats - - You can make several boats and have races.
Mayflower Ship - - Instructions to make your own version of the Mayflower Ship.
Milk Carton Sailboat - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Model Mayflower - - Nearly four centuries ago, the 180-ton, square-rigged wooden ship Mayflower arrived at what's now Plymouth, Massachusetts, bringing with it more than 100 people. Here's how your child can set sail with a miniature square-rigger of his own.
Monster Truck Collage - - This Monster Truck Collage will please any Monster Truck Fan. This is a great craft for Birthday parties, or just for an every day fun craft for the truck enthusiast!
Nighthawk Paper Airplane Craft - - June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day. Take the day to build a paper airplane with a World War II vet or enjoy it with your father on Fathers Day.
Origami Car - - Draw the window and door as you wish and your origami car is ready to go!
Paper-Airplane Cards - - Send an airmail card to your dad on Father's Day. We've given you two patterns to use -- one traditional, the other a little more high-tech.
Paper Bag Plane - - Create a simple paper bag airplane using construction paper.
Paper-Boat Place Card - - Set a shipshape table with seaworthy vessels whose sails designate younger guests' seats. Great for a children's table, these whimsical place cards require little more than kraft paper and a simple folding technique. Outfit boats with Life Savers candies and cast them adrift on blue napkins.
Paper Lantern with Sailboat Motif - - This paper lantern is inexpensive to make and adds a maritime touch to your home or your outdoor summer party. The light shining through the fiber paper is subtle yet looks great when it is dark.
Paper Plane Lift-Off Activity - - The paper plane lift-off activity helps you figure out the factors that make a great paper airplane launch. How your plane flies depends a lot on you.
Paper Submarine - - Make this yellow submarine from construction paper.
Passenger car - - Follow these instructions to make a simple passenger car.
Patrol car - - Make this police car from paper!
Peanut Race Cars and a Raceway - - Gentleman start your engines ... Create some rip-roaring peanut race cars and a raceway!
People on the bus go... - - Up and Down! Here's a chance for your toddler to invite some relatives and friends to ride the bus with her.
Pipe Cleaner Bicycle - - Make this pipe cleaner bicycle using only 3 pipe cleaners. Your child will love being able to play with this creation they just made.
Pirate Ship Collage - - Arrh Mateys, check out this Pirate Ship Collage. A fun an inexpensive Pirate Craft for Preschoolers on up! This craft is also a great activity for a Pirate Birthday Party!
Plastic Canvas Race Car - - Here's the perfect answer to a "boring" summer day: engage your son or daughter in a little stitching with this fun plastic canvas race car. Even if they don't want to do the stitching after you've cut out the plastic canvas shapes, it'll be a breeze for you to stitch up and they will spend hours of fun playing with the car. Let's pretend we're on a cross-country race in the backyard.
Police Cars - - Screaming sirens and flashing lights- pretty cool police cars that are easy-to-make.
Presto Dots Airplane - - Fly from your sunny backyard to the wildest jungles of your imagination! Build a colorful Crayola® Model Magic® Presto Dots™ airplane to take you there.
Presto Dots Submarine - - Pretend to travel to the bottom of the sea with a Crayola® Model Magic® Presto Dots™ submarine you can build yourself! Take your sub on adventures under the kitchen table and into new unexplored regions of your imagination.
Presto Dots Trucks - - Have a Presto Dots monster truck show with vehicles you create and build yourself with old toys, Crayola® Model Magic® Presto Dots™, and your custom designs.
Racing Dragon Boat Puppets - - Hold an ancient Chinese competition in your own living room with colorful Dragon Boat stick puppets.
Racing Roman Gladiators - - Ancient Rome’s Circus Maximus was definitely an adrenaline rush! Construct a gladiator’s chariot and start your own races.
Racing Car - - This little racing car really rolls and it goes fast! If you make a few cars (they’re easy to make), they can have races. They work best on a small hill.
Racing Sailboats - - Set up a pool and play a fun game of race with these homemade sailboats!
Recycled milk carton truck tutorial - - Make this truck out of a recycled milk carton.
Recycled School Bus - - Don't throw away your household items. Recycle and reuse them. Make a school bus with the kids. All you need is a spaghetti box and some construction paper along with a few other items. This is a great crafting with kids back to school project.
Recycled Train Craft - - Make a train from recycle items such as a tin can and some Snapple tea lids for the wheels.
Rev Your Engines - - Zoom into the fast lane with a project that takes kids places. Decorating this car AUTO-matically gets their creative wheels turning.
Roaring Racers - - Drivers, start your engines! This gleaming Roaring Racer is a winner, on and off the track.
Sailboat Birthday Card for Men - - This sailboat card is perfect for men celebrating summer birthdays. After cutting out the few basic shapes, it is finished within minutes.
Sailboat Card for Father's Day - - Good shapes and colors practice.
Sailboat Crafts For Kids - - Sail through summer with these free, easy sailboat crafts for kids.
Sailboats - - A simple projects for kids. Let's go sailing!
Sailing Mayflower - - Set sail with the pilgrims with this craft.
Sailing Walnut Boats - - Make a tiny boat to sail!
Sail the Seven Seas Ship - - No sea sickness with this boat! Easily make this fun kid craft project on a rainy day. Take it out on the water and see it set sail!
Sail With the Vikings! - - Sail into your own adventures! Explore the high seas on a Viking ship--with beasts at bow and stern.
Salvaged Sub - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
School Bus Craft - - Use these directions, a small milk carton or two, and a few other supplies to create a cool school bus craft.
School Bus Craft - - Here's a fun way to get your kids in the mood for "Back To School" and excited about seeing their school friends again!
School Bus Craft for Preschoolers & Toddlers - - This craft and activities can be fun to help children with a first child care, preschool, kindergarten and first-grade experience and to discuss safety issues associated with driving inside any type of vehicle including a school bus.
School Bus Making Arts & Crafts Activity - - A fun school bus craft for kids.
School Bus Crafts Project - - Last summer when we did a theme of songs we made a school bus for The Wheels on the Bus. It was really cute so I decided to do the same project again.
School Bus Beaded Safety Pin - - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
Seashell Sailboat - - This mini craft takes only a minute or two to assemble, and it's just right for launching in a kiddie pool or bathtub.
Shape Truck - - Have your kids make a truck using a variety of shapes and colors.
Shark Chasing a Sail Boat - - Imagine a sailor at sea, looking for a safe port. The seas are rough and a hungry shark is following close behind!! What happens next? Use your imagination and anything is possible!
Ship Ahoy! - - If boredom's got your kids walking the plank, let them turn a refrigerator box on its side and set sail on the waves of their imagination.
Ship-Shaped Favors - - These miniature clay vessels, filled with a tasty cargo of nuts and dried berries, make the perfect favors for young dinner guests.
Simple TP Dozer - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Simple Sailboat - -Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Slug Bug Car Beaded Safety Pin - - Use this free pattern to make beaded safety pin jewelry.
Soapbox Truck - - Get things rolling on a rainy day with this toy truck project.
Souped-up Saucers - - The best thing about these UFOs: they fly amazingly well. Each of your intergalactic explorers can make his or her own custom-decorated spacecraft in a few easy steps. When the saucers are ready for liftoff, dim the lights and hold a contest to see who can throw his creation, Frisbee style, the farthest.
Soap Sailboat - - Stick the Popsicle stick in the hole that you just dug out on the bar of soap.
Space Shuttle Paper Airplane Craft - - Summertime is the perfect time to build a whole fleet of paper airplanes to fly as far as your imagination will allow.
Space Shuttle - - Get ready to blast off! This Space Shuttle Craft is an easy project for any space enthusiast. If you don't have a paper towel roll just roll up a piece of white construction paper!
Space Shuttle Picture Craft - - This three-dimensional space shuttle picture involves a number of fun and absorbing steps, making it a great ‘quiet time’ or rainy day activity.
Sponge Sailboat - Nina shows you how to make a sailboat out of a sponge, straw and construction paper. Get ready to sail the day away!
SS Milktastic - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Styrofoam Airplane - - Children Age 2+ will enjoy playing with these (if you are careful to make the wings even on either side, the airplane will really fly). But to MAKE the craft, children should be Age 4+ as it requires a bit of dexterity.
Street Scenes - - The road to independent thinking begins with activities like Street Scenes.
Swooping Paper Airplanes - - A traditional form of fun! Create and fly your own personalize plane!
Super Sailboat - - This pint-size -- or, more precisely, liter-size -- craft offers a decent approximation of a high-seas sailboat. And since it's constructed from common household items, it's a lot cheaper than the real thing! Unsinkable thanks to its Styrofoam float, the boat also features a handy screw eye on the bow to which you can attach a fishing line for easy maneuvering or reeling in. Ready to make sail?
Terrific Trucks - - Great truck craft projects for any truck enthusiast.
Theodore Tugboat Craft- - The tall ships (including Theodore Tugboat) are touring the East Coast of North America this year. Debbie (from Halifax) asked if I could do a Theodore Tugboat craft suitable for young children. Hopefully this fits the bill!
Thomas the Tank Engine Paper Craft - - Follow this simple craft and make your own Thomas the tank engine train.
Tippy Canoes - - Small paper canoes with tiny paddles.
Tissue Paper School Bus Frame Craft - - Decorate your bulletin board with this easy original tissue paper craft from the FreeKidsCrafts Team.
Tin Can Train - - Don't let looks fool you. Assembling a shiny freewheeling toy train like this one is a cinch -- the pieces are simply stuck or clipped together. Chances are, most of the parts you'll need for this model-making project are ready and waiting in your recycling bin.
Toddler Train Craft - - You can make this toddler train craft as long as you want, keep in mind that each toilet paper roll that you have can be used for a train car. Also the length of string that you use will determine your train's size.
Toddler Truck Craft - - Fun crafts that are easy enough for your toddler to do with you. Make fun things for your child to play with or fun gift s for someone.
Tow Trucks - - If you ever break down, now you'll have the perfect tow truck.
Toy Boats - - Old blocks are delightfully seaworthy. You and your deckhands can glue, paint, and decorate them, and -- splash! -- one plaything becomes another. Accessorize your vessel using household items with undiscovered nautical potential. Man made his very first boats from wood, so you are upholding ancient tradition while at the same time recycling.
Toy Boats with Helen - - If your children have outgrown their old wooden blocks, don't discard or pack them away. As TV stylist Helen Quinn explains, transforming blocks into a virtual marina of toy boats is a simple undertaking, and you can easily embellish them using everyday materials: bottle caps for smokestacks, a sardine can for a dinghy, masts made from chopsticks, and even mailing envelopes for sails.
Traditional Origami Boat - - This is a very nice craft that is actually functional; you can even make it float in the water!
Train Models - - Free-standing trains that you can decorate and place anywhere.
Train Ornaments - - Decorate little wooden trains to make beautiful ornaments to cherish forever.
Train Pattern for Beaded Saftey Pin - - Pattern works with three sizes of beads and pins. You choose the size you want.
Train Passenger Car Paper Craft - - Here is the passenger car for our paper train engine set. Have a fun bonding time with your kids by letting them help you build the paper train engine set.
Trains - - Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo! Fantastic Trains to make and decorate.
Train Wind Chimes - - Turn our train kits into wind chimes you can enjoy all season long!
Travel Visors - - Keep the sun out of your eyes while you are on the road with a personalized travel visor. No glue needed!
Truck - - Make these cute paper trucks with your kids.
Truck - - Truck assembly instructions and templates are available in the book "Giocattoli in cartone ondulato" together with the free english translation appendix.
Trucks at Work - - How do juicy oranges arrive at a grocery store in winter? Cargo trucks are on the road year-round. Create your own business fleet!
Tugboat O’ Trash - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building this project or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Tumbler Paper Airplane Crafts Project to Make - - How to make a Paper Airplane that flies like ticker-tape, only better.
Unloading Some Love - - Try Unloading Some Love on Valentines Day by having the kids make this cute dump truck Valentine. Preschoolers will need help cutting the shapes, but they can do all the gluing! This is a great Valentine for boys or anyone you want to dump some love on!
Valentine Express Paper Plane Folding Directions - - Create a special soaring Valentine Express plane.
Vehicle Puppets - - Create different kinds of vehicle stick puppets and move them along a picture.
Viking Ship - - Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!
Voyages in a Bottle - - Create a fitting tribute to explorers of the high seas. Design tiny sailing ships in a recycled plastic bottle.
Wagon Boat Mini Float - - You won't believe how easily this ship shapes up using a pull-along wagon, some brightly colored duct tape, and scrap cardboard. The nautical bumpers, made from plastic bottles, can also keep your sailor's thirst quenched during the voyage down Main Street.
Welcome to Fun Paper Airplanes to Fold! - - Fun Paper Airplanes is the best place on the web to download free paper airplane designs. Each model has a template that you print right from your computer with clear, easy-to-follow directions and flying tips. All you have to do is print, fold, and fly! The planes are grouped by skill level, so there is something for everyone, from beginning flier to expert.
Wheel Fun - - Race through your card making like Solomon Hauser, a 5-year-old automobile enthusiast from Perry, New York, who made these tracks with paint-dipped toy cars. The "coupe" de grace on his card? A sweet chocolate car, available at party and candy stores and through online retailers such as CandyWarehouse (candywarehouse.com).
Wheels on the Bus Collage - - School will be starting soon. That means teachers, books, and a first ride on a school bus. Get back into school this year by taking an imaginary ride on the art school bus! Use paper and paste to create a colorful collage of shapes that turns into a school bus right before your eyes.
Wheel Loader - - The W600-6 is a large wheel loader. A wheel loader is a piece of construction machinery used to scoop up earth and sand and load it onto dump trucks and other pieces of machinery. The loader can be used to move earth and sand by raising the bucket (which is installed in front).
Wind in My Sails - - Ahoy, mates! Capture the thrill of billowing sails on a breezy summer's day.
Wooden Sailboat - - This small sailboat is the perfect decoration to give any room a maritime look any time of the year. This wood craft is quick and easy for novice woodworkers, too.
Wrapping Paper Hot Air Balloons - - What is more summertime than majestic hot air balloons in a gorgeous July sky?
Zoom Around on Your Own Cycle - - Design a motorcycle you can ride anytime, anywhere—in your imagination! Make your bike blast off with special effects such as flames in the exhaust.
Zooming Pens - - Fasten colored pens or crayons to toy cars and let your child zoom away with colorful lines and designs.
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