Pocket Truck Craft (Free Template)

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These trucks have pockets! You can add a seasonal decoration to the truck bed!

Download the Free Truck Craft Template and make this Easy Transportation Activity for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Paper Crafts for kids on CraftingJeannie.com!

Check out these AMAZING holiday trucks! They each have a pocket in the truck bed. Just add whatever decoration you want based on the season.

This pickup truck can be a Valentine’s Day Craft, Fall Craft for Kids, and a Christmas Craft. Or use your imagination to add anything to the pocket!

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Pumpkin Trucks

Make these trucks with preschoolers, elementary kids, for classroom parties, scouts and more.

Get the Free Truck Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 15 minutes of cutting.

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Christmas Trucks

Watch the Holiday Truck Craft Video to do this Transportation Craft:

Did you know a truck is sometimes called a lorry in England? Check out Wikipedia for more truck facts.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your seasonal truck craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

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Step 1: Download and Print the Free Truck Template

Download the Free Holiday Truck Printable. The PDF file contains everything you need to make enough holiday trucks for the entire year.

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The pocket truck PDF makes it easy to cut out all of the holiday craft shapes.

Step 2: Cut Out the Truck Craft Shapes

Print the free templates. You will be stapling them to colored paper and cutting out as many shapes as you need.

holiday truck template stapled and ready to cut
print the truck template, cut it into the appropriate sections and staple the sections to multiple sheets of paper before cutting. You can cut out lots of shapes at one time!

Cut the printed template into the appropriate sections and staple the sections to multiple sheets of paper before cutting. You can cut out lots of shapes at one time.

If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.

Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left.

Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: Cut Out the Truck Decorations

decorations for inside the truck bed
The PDF Template comes with color and black & white decorations for your trucks. Decide if you will have the kids color and cut their own or if you will print in color.

The Free Pocket Truck Printable comes with color decorations or black and white decorations. You will just need to decide if you will print in color or let the kids color their own decorations.

You can print a page for each child and let them cut out the shapes. I recommend printing these decorations on cardstock. The cardstock makes the shapes more durable as it’s nice to have hardier shapes to move in and out of the truck bed.

TIP: It’s easier to color the shape AFTER they are cut.

Step 4: How to Assemble

The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!

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  1. Glue the black wheels onto the bottom of the truck.
  2. Glue the white rims onto the wheels.
  3. Glue the black window onto the truck.
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Steps 4-7 for making the truck pocket.
  1. Add glue to the right edge and bottom edge of the brown pocket (see image).
  2. Attach brown pocket behind the truck bed (see image).
  3. Add glue to the right edge and left edge of the attached brown pocket (see image).
  4. Attach the brown panels to the truck bed to complete the pocket (see image).
  5. Cut & color your chosen decoration (hearts, pumpkins or tree) TIP: It’s easier to color the shape AFTER they are cut.
  6. Insert the shapes into the truck pocket!
  7. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
Glue wheels onto the truck craft

Step 1: Glue the black wheels onto the bottom of the truck.

glue hubcaps onto the wheels

Step 2: Glue the white hubcaps onto the black wheels.

Glue the window onto the pickup truck craft

Step 3: Glue the black window onto the pickup truck.

glue the pocket bed onto the truck craft

Step 4: Add glue to the right edge and bottom edge of the brown pocket and attach the brown pocket BEHIND the truck bed.

glue the pocket onto the truck craft

Step 6: Add glue to the right edge and left edge of the attached brown pocket. Then attach the brown panels to the truck bed to complete the pocket.

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Step 7: Cut & color your chosen decoration (hearts, pumpkins or tree) TIP: It’s easier to color the shape AFTER they are cut.

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Step 8: Insert the shapes into the truck pocket! Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished!

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This is a great transportation activity for preschoolers or a craft to make just for fun. It’s such a fun Fall Craft for Kids, Valentine’s Craft for Preschoolers, and Christmas Craft. Make it with Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.

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      1. How awesome that you did it as a family! Sounds like it was fun, thank you so much for commenting and letting me know 🙂

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