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9 Awesome Train Crafts

These fun train crafts are perfect for a rainy day—or any day!


Sponge-Painted Train 

Dip kitchen sponges in paint to create this colorful piece of art. (Via Buggy and Buddy)

Shoebox Train 

Have your engineer layer construction paper on top of old shoeboxes to make a new set of wheels. (Via Cutesy Crafts)

Train-Painted Canvas

Let your kids go off the rails and use their trains to splatter through rainbow-colored paint to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. (Psst…use washable paint.) (Via Play Trains)

Toilet Paper Roll Train

Caps from old drink containers are the wheels that get this project up and running. Note: You will have to step in for the parts that require a glue gun. (Via Kids Activities Blog)

Shape Train

Glue squares, triangles, and circles together for this easy project. (Via Little Page Turners)

Shape Train Matching Activity

A new train of thought for learning the basics: Cut rainbow-colored shapes out of cardstock for your little to load into his train. (Via Toddler Approved)

Fingerprint Freight Train 

Dip tiny fingers in pools of brightly-hued tempera paint for a craft sure to set the wheels of your mini’s imagination turning. Extra grown-up detailing optional. (Via Craftoart)

Train Color Sorting 

Turn construction paper into color-themed train cars by gluing on black paper circles. (Via Mom Inspired Life)

Egg Carton Train 

Next stop? The recycling bin! Gather toilet paper rolls and egg cartons to paint before stringing them together with ribbon to make a movable train. (Via The Craft Train)