Many children love playing with trains, and love to imagine themselves as the engineers of their own little engines. Let your child take their imagination to the tracks with this fun arts and crafts activity. The best part: it's green! Household items that usually get tossed in the trash get a second life: watch as an empty milk carton and toilet paper tube morph into a fun toy train.
This project will help your child practice creative thinking and develop their fine motor skills. By envisioning the perfect design for their engine and constructing it with their own hands, they'll sharpen their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Tracing shapes onto construction paper also offers good practice in shape recognition. And once their train engine is complete, they'll have a blast chugging the little thing around the house. Toot toot!