DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Transportation Crafts


airplane craft

Airplanes from Styrofoam Meat Trays or Egg Cartons

Age 4+ (but Age 2+ would enjoy helping/playing with the craft)


cone paper craft

Airplane Party Hats


three dimensional bus paper craft Bus 3D Paper Model

Elementary school and up


school bus activity worksheet

Bus Activity Sheet

Draw the children on their way to school

preschoolers and up


school bus craft

Bus Craft (Egg Carton School Bus)

preschoolers and up


school bus paper craft

Bus Paper Craft

preschoolers and up


Car Mobile

Cars Mobile

preschool and kindergarten


car craft

Car Shapes Paper Craft

preschoolers and up


construction mobile

Construction Mobile

preschoolers and up

If you like construction, try the Construction Section


Dog sled craft

Dog Sled Three Dimensional Paper Craft

Age 7+

Includes templates for cute little 3D huskies to pull it!


dump truck craft

Dump Truck from Styrofoam Egg Cartons

(no template for this craft, but there are photos of the steps to follow along)

Age 5+ (but Age 3+ would enjoy helping/playing with the craft)


fire truck craft

Fire Truck Egg Carton Craft

preschoolers and up

If you like fire trucks, try the Fire Prevention Section


fire truck paper craft

Fire Truck Paper Craft

preschoolers and up

If you like fire trucks, try the Fire Prevention Section


Halves Boat Paper Craft

Halves Boat Paper Craft

preschoolers and up


Hot Air Balloon Crafts


milk carton pirate ship

Milk Carton Pirate Ship Craft

Kindergarten and grade school


milk carton galleon

Milk Carton Spanish Galleon

Kindergarten and grade school


ark crafts

Noah's Ark Crafts


origami boat

Origami Boat

Age 8+


Transportation Paper Plate Wreath

Paper Plate Wreath

preschool and kindergarten


Transportation Shrinky Dink Patterns

Shrinky Dink Patterns

Elementary school and up


tugboat craft

Theodore Tugboat Paper Craft

preschool and kindergarten


Thomas the Tank Engine Paper Craft

Thomas the Tank Engine Section

crafts, coloring, cards, calendars, etc.


Train (Locomotive Engine) Paper Craft

preschoolers and up


train craft

Train Paper Craft

preschoolers and up


Shapes train paper craft

Train Shapes Craft

preschoolers and up


Tugboat paper craft

Tugboat Paper Craft

preschoolers and up


Thanks to Tamara for the following idea:  Also another idea for the transportation section: we picked up a bucket of primary color foam shapes yesterday and used squares and circles to make a train. (two medium and one small square on top for the engine; two medium squares for a coach or freight car; tiny circles for wheels and gradated circles for the smoke plume. Connected the cars with little bits of yarn and painted black tracks. All glued to a long narrow piece of tagboard. (you can probably tell that at the moment, Will is not much interested in anything "un-train" so we're doing alot of those types of things lately! :o) ) But this is good for practicing colors and shapes and sizes for preschoolers---anything from "I need a square." to "Can you find me a red circle?" to "Look for a (big/little) purple triangle." Depends on the development, skill and attention of the child. Can also point out that combining shapes makes other shapes such as two squares make a rectangle. Foam shapes are a great sorting activity so it's fun to have the bucket full and Will thinks that shapes are pretty cool anyway and just loves to play with them! AND they are more durable than the paper kind so more reusable after being knocked around by an active 3 year old!

Note:  if you're having trouble imagining a train made of shapes, click here for a picture of a shapes engine to color