Train Craft (Free Template)

Train Craft by Crafting Jeannie

Download the Free Train 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 this Easy Paper Train craft! Kids will love making it. It’s perfect to make while reading The Little Engine That Could or just by itself to teach kiddos about trains!

Get the Free Train Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Make this Train craft for Toddlers while reading these Fun Books:

Here’s What You Need

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

Watch the Preschool Train Craft Video to do this Transportation Craft.

Did you know that the triangle thing on the front of the train is sometimes called a cow catcher? Read all about it on Wikipedia.com.

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Train Craft Template

Download the Free Train Craft Template. You will be stapling the printed PDF to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

Train Craft Template
The Little Engine That Could PDF has everything you need to make this Preschool Train Craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Paper Train Craft Shapes

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Print the Train Craft Template and staple the pieces to multiple sheets of paper before cutting

Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.

Note: 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 that 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: How to Assemble

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I recommend having a finished train so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue the wheels onto the bottom of the train engine.
  2. Glue the triangle behind the front of the train to make the cow catcher (also called the pilot).
  3. Glue the smokestack onto the top of train front.
  4. Next, glue the white rectangle window onto the train.
  5. Glue the two black wheels onto the bottom of the train car.
  6. Next, put glue onto each end of the black connector. Then, use the connector to glue the train car to the train engine.
  7. Optional: Glue the words “I Think I Can” onto the train car or the train engine.
  8. Optional: Glue the heart onto the train engine or onto the train car.
  9. Don’t forget to write your name on the back!
glue the wheels onto the train craft

Step 1: Glue the wheels onto the bottom of the train engine.

glue triangle onto the front of the train engine
glue cow catcher behind the front of the train craft

Step 2: Glue the triangle behind the front of the train to make the cow catcher (also called the pilot).

glue smokestack onto train craft

Step 3: Glue the smokestack onto the top of train front.

glue window onto the preschool train craft

Step 4: Next, glue the white rectangle window onto the train.

Glue the wheels onto the toddler train craft

Step 5: Glue the two black wheels onto the bottom of the train car.

glue the train engine and train car together

Step 6: Next, put glue onto each end of the black connector. Then, use the connector to glue the train car to the train engine.

glue the I Think I Can text onto the Little Engine That Could

Step 6: Optional: Glue the words “I Think I Can” onto the train car or the train engine.

glue a heart onto the paper train craft

Step 6: Optional: Glue the heart onto the train engine or onto the train car. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

preschool train craft by Crafting Jeannie

And you’re finished!

This is a great transportation activity for preschoolers or a craft to make just for fun. And, it’s the perfect Train Craft for Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, Toddlers, Daycare, or just a fun craft at home idea.

More Transportation Activities for Early Years

If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Transportation Crafts for Kids.

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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