Age3 to 6 years
Who`s crafting?Parents with kids
Did you ever wonder how fruits and vegetables, toys and games, and the clothes you wear get to the supermarkets and stores where you buy them? All these things are transported on trucks. A truck picks up all the stuff from different places, like the airport, the seaport, farms or factories. The truck is filled with the stuff that is needed, and then it drives to the supermarket or the store where it is unpacked. Then later you go to the store with your mom or dad to buy the things you need. Cool, right? Today, we are going to build a paper truck with a transport container, so you can make deliveries! For more ideas, remember to have a look at our other “Paper City” projects. You can build a whole city out of paper!
- Print out the attached documents
- A cardboard cereal box
- A handy Pritt Stick
Cut out all the transport truck images from the printed-out crafting templates.
Now we take the paper truck cut-out (image 1) and glue it to our breakfast box cardboard. We must wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now we must cut around the paper truck, so that we have a cardboard template.
Once we have the template, we must fold along the dotted lines of the truck outline.
Place a generous amount of glue on the tabs along the sides of the truck and glue them to the sides as to form a truck shape. Use the picture for help.
Now we fold image 2 into a box shape. The will form the container. We then use our handy Pritt glue stick to glue the container into shape. This will be the box that holds all the stuff that needs to be delivered
To make the friendly truck driver (image 3), fold the cut-out in half, and then fold the coloured blocks inward to form a triangular shape. Then apply some Pritt glue to glue the base in place
It is now time to play! Place the container onto the truck flat bed and we are ready to roll!
And that's it!
We hope you have lots of fun with your transport truck crafting project.
We would love to see pictures of your transport truck. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.