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Many children love playing with trains, and love to imagine themselves the engineers of their own little engines. Let your child take his 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 his fine motor skills. By envisioning the perfect design for his engine and constructing it with his own hands, he'll sharpen his critical thinking and problem solving skills. Tracing shapes onto construction paper also offers good practice in shape recognition. And once his train engine is complete, he'll have a blast chugging the little thing around the house. Toot toot!