We recently read about a make your own train kit and decided to include it in a post along with some other fun train-inspired craft materials. We have tried to include some things for every age as well as some things that might be fun to work on with your child.
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Lauri Toys Peel and Stick by Numbers Train Ride – This craft kit provides you with the numbered boards as well as colored foam adhesive pieces to make 4 train pictures. They also include magnetic strips to use to display your art on the fridge. The suggested age is 5 and up and this is definitely a more time-intensive project or one that maybe a child could complete in a few sittings.
Creativity For Kids Mini Kit Make Your Own Train – There are several make your own trains out there. Unfortunately, we have not found one that can also be used with your compatible wooden railway tracks, but there are some fun kits just the same, for example, Melissa and Doug also makes a kit. The Creativity for Kids set shown here is recommended for 5 years and older and includes the wooden train parts, 4 paint colors, paint brush, letter/number/symbol stickers and sand paper.
Package of 6 Clear Plastic Acrylic Fillable Train Shaped Banks – We liked this plastic train containers for simple craft/decorations. Smaller children might like to help fill these up with colorful beads, jelly beans, beans, coins, rocks etc. The two halves snap open for filling. There is also a hole if you want to thread a string through and make an ornament.
100 Train Beads – This set of 100 assorted train beads can be mixed and matched with alphabet beads and pony beads (as well as others) to make various stringed crafts. One reviewer also mentioned using them for math/counting and rewards with her son, which we thought was a great idea too.
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