5 Easy-To-Do Transportation Crafts For Kids

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What are some fun and easy transportation crafts for kids? If you have this question in mind, we are here to help you. Transportation crafts are a great way to introduce preschoolers to the unit study of modes of transportation. So, whether it’s about learning the modes of transportation that fly, sail, or ride on rails, transportation crafts are joyful for children and adults alike. Below listed are transportation crafts that you can use to introduce your kids to some easy-to-do and simple transportation crafts.

5 Fun Transportation Crafts For Preschoolers & Kids:

1. Candy Train Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • A full roll of hard candy
  • A wrapped caramel
  • Hot glue gun
  • A yarn
  • Four wrapped peppermint candies
  • A wrapped chocolate kiss

How To:

  1. Paste four wrapped peppermint candies as the wheels of a train on a roll of hard candies.
  1. Paste a wrapped caramel on the top of one end of the candy train.
  1. Paste a wrapped chocolate kiss on top of the wrapped caramel.
  1. You can use the candy train as an ornament by gluing a small length yarn to the upper part of it.

2. Flotilla Collage:

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A great preschool transportation crafts that your little tot will love to do.

You Will Need:

  • Construction papers in two different shades of the blue color.
  • Brown construction paper
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Blue sketch pen

How To:

  1. Use scissors and cut a wavy edge of the dark shaded blue paper and use glue to paste it on the other blue paper having a lighter shade than it. The dark blue paper represents the sea.
  1. Sprinkle some glitter, and add waves using a blue sketch pen.
  1. Now take the brown paper and cut boat bottoms out of it, and paste them on your created picture.
  2. Cut out small and large triangles from the patterned paper, match them to develop the upper section of the boats, and paste them on the top of the brown bottom of the ship on your picture. It is a perfect transportation craft for kids.

3. Fire Engine Craft:

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You Will Need:

  • A long cardboard box
  • Paint brush
  • Red watercolor or paint
  • Straws
  • Glue
  • Black paper
  • Orange paper
  • Silver colored paper
  • Black pen

How To:

  1. Paint the long cardboard box red using a paint brush.
  1. Paste straws on the top of the bus using glue creating a ladder and siren.
  1. Paste black card rectangles on the box as windows and in the front as a bumper.
  1. Cut dark black circles from black paper, and paste them as the wheels.
  1. Cut orange circles from orange paper, and paste them as headlights.
  1. Paste silver rectangles on the bus as storage lockers and doors.
  1. Draw doors using a black pen.
  1. Cut out letters of ‘FIRE’ and stick them on the front of the engine.

4. Fruit Box Mayflower:

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One of the best transportation crafts for toddlers.

You Will Need:

  • A long plastic tub
  • Sticky tack
  • Glue
  • Brown paint
  • Lolly sticks
  • Paint brush
  • White paper
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Paint the long plastic tub brown using a paint brush.
  1. Stick three lolly sticks in the tub upright using sticky tack.
  2. Cut three rectangles out of white paper, and stick them straight on the sticks for the sails.

5. Airplane Craft:

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Preschoolers and kindergarten will love to do this fun transport art and craft activity.
You Will Need:

  • Two big popsicle sticks
  • Hot glue gun
  • Clothespin
  • One small popsicle stick
  • Your choice of paint
  • Paint brush

How To:

  1. Paint popsicle sticks and clothespin using a paint brush and your choice of color. Let it dry.
  1. Paste one of the big popsicle sticks to the clothespin’s clamped end.
  1. Glue the other big stick as wings on the other side of the clothespin’s clamped end.
  1. Glue the small popsicle stick to the other end of your clothespin as the tail of the airplane.

Transportation crafts for kids can be a useful way to teach modes of transportation. Candy train crafts, flotilla collage, fire engine crafts, fruit box mayflower, and airplane crafts are popular transportation crafts that can be tried. You may give ideas for recycling old household items to make crafts and explain to them how each transport system works. You may also give basic instructions and ideas and let children use their imagination and creativity. Appreciate their work and always ensure supervision or render help while they use sharp tools for crafting.

Infographic: Some Facts About Modes Of Transportation

Now that your children are familiar with some craft ideas for different modes of transportation, it is good to acquaint them with a few facts about it. The infographic below contains some amazing facts about various modes of transportation, including some historical facts.

interesting facts about modes of transportation [infographic]
Illustration: MomJunction Design Team
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Debolina Raja came into the writing world while she was playing around with words and participating in various literary events. In the professional world, she found her writing interest in various genres such as health, wellness, parenting, relationship, and brand management. Having done a Masters degree in English literature from Delhi University, she loves reading, heading out on road trips, hibernating... more