40 Fun and Easy Transportation Crafts for Kids

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This fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes, and even hot air balloons work!

Most adults think of traveling anywhere as a chore, but for kids, even a short trip is an adventure! Whether it’s a road trip, a flight, or a train journey, every mode of transportation has its own charm. 

That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate transportation today – of various kinds! These crafts are suitable for all ages, but preschoolers and primary schoolers may find them more attractive since this is the age where they’re learning about how things go.

So let’s get ready to go on a journey; whether it’s by sea, rail, or air, we’ve got you covered!

40 Fun and Easy Transportation Crafts for Kids

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Car Crafts for Kids

1. Toilet Paper Roll Race Car

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Meraki Mother has a super cute race car craft that can be easily made from toilet paper rolls! The best part is that you can make them in any color you like, so soon you can start cheering for your favorite!

2. Painted Paper Plate Cars 

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Whoever thought paper plate cards could look so cute? Handmade Charlotte shows us how it’s done, with lots of lovely colors. Tip – carve out the front window and insert a photo for a cute photo frame!

3. Egg Carton Car

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Egg cartons and buttons come together to make these cute toy cars from The Pinterested Parent. Looking at how easy these are to make, you’ll wonder why you bother buying cars from stores!

4. Printable Moving Cars

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

It doesn’t get easier than these printable cars from Krokotak! They’re so easy to make and look so snazzy – just like real race cars!

5. Clothespin Cars

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

We love how Crafts by Amanda has used random things like buttons and clothespins to make these cute, colorful cars. This is the perfect project to introduce kids to making recycled crafts with stuff lying around the house.

Bus Crafts for Kids

6. Paper Plate School Bus Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Wherever in the world you are, your kids are bound to be familiar with that yellow bus that takes them to and from school! Honey and Lime celebrates the iconic yellow bus with a simple paper plate craft

7. Shapes Bus Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Let’s learn about shapes the fun way with this cute project from Look We’re Learning! These bright buses use circles, squares, rectangles and triangles – you name it and it’s here!

8. Cardboard Box London Bus

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

The London bus is like no other, and you can make your own version for small world play with this craft from Here Come the Girls. With an appropriately sized cardboard bus and lots of red paint, you’re all set to make this!

9. Wheels on the Bus Recycled Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Who hasn’t grown up hearing ‘Wheels on the Bus’? That’s just one of the reasons all kids will enjoy making this red bus out of recycled materials. Check out the instructions at Teach Me Mommy.

10. Egg Carton School Bus

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

We love how versatile egg cartons can be! Craft Project Ideas turns old egg cartons into a nice yellow bus that’s got reserved seating inside!

Airplane Crafts for Kids

11. Toilet Paper Roll Airplane

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

It’s time to soar into the sky with this plane made from toilet paper rolls! Sunshine Whispers uses old cardboard tubes and Popsicle sticks to create this rather smart-looking aircraft.

12. Clothespin Airplanes

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

It’s not just cars that you can make with clothespins – you can also make airplanes! One Little Project paints wooden clothespins and craft sticks in bright colors to create a colorful fleet of planes.

13. DIY Airplane Piggy Bank

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Isn’t it fun when you can make a toy that also serves a useful purpose? Mas and Pas does this by turning an old bottle into a plane that also doubles up as a piggy bank! Just make sure your money doesn’t fly off!

14. DIY Paper Plane Toy

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

We’ve all made paper planes when we were young, but Hello, Wonderful gives us another kind of paper plane craft. These are real easy to make and would be perfect as decor or for a banner for a plane theme party.

15. Craft Stick Biplane

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Michaels, the popular store, brings us a craft stick biplane project that looks like it’s heading on for some fun adventures! Make them in different colors for a fun classroom project.

Boat Crafts for Kids

16. Mayflower Egg Carton Boat Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Thanksgiving Trivia – Who brought the first pilgrims from England? The Mayflower ship! Woo Jr. has a simple craft to commemorate this historic event, by using a painted egg carton.

17. Pool Noodle Boats

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Pool noodles become the star of this easy peasy project from Today’s Parent! Attach colorful sails and let them ferry your favorite Lego minifigures or dinosaurs across the waters.

18. Rocking Boat Craft

Take a little trip this summer with a Rocking Boat Paper Craft - this is one boat you can rock! Check out the video for the complete how-to.

The phrase ‘rock your boat’ is quite popular, but we’ve taken it a tad literally in this rocking paper craft! Make your colorful boats rock as they traverse the stormy waves of the ocean.

19. Paper Plate Boat Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

This paper plate craft from Non Toy Gifts is so pretty it looks like it would work well as nursery decor for a nautical theme. You can make it a little more interactive by attaching a rod or magnet to the back of the ship and moving it across the water. 

20. Paper Boat Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Now these paper boats may not float, but that doesn’t mean they still don’t make a great craft! Check out Krokotak for all the instructions to make these cute paper boats.

Train Crafts for Kids

21. Toilet Paper Roll Train

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

If you’ve got a bunch of toilet paper rolls and bottle caps lined up, then this train from Kids Activities Blog is exactly what you should make! 

22. Shoe Box Train

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

If you need a mode of conveyance for all your soft toys, Cutesy Crafts has the perfect solution – a shoe box train! It’s the right size for medium sized soft toys, so now they won’t be floating all over the place!

23. Tissue Box Train

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Got a train party coming up? Then you have to make this train tissue box for your guests! Craftulate has all the instructions along with pictures to help you along the way.

24. Tea Box Circus Train

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

If the shoe box train is too big for your taste, try out this tea box train from Mer Mag instead. This one’s perfect to move all those circus animals from one spot to the other. You can also make a candy version of this one.

25. STEAM Train Craft

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Fun crafts can also be a great learning experience as this STEAM project from Sugar Spice and Glitter proves. Let kids experiment with different ways to try and make the train move!

Transportation Printables for Kids

26. Transportation Pom Pom Matching

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

This is a great fine motor skill activity for preschoolers from 123 Homeschool 4 Me. Let kids try to pick up pom poms and place them in the card with the matching color. Use tweezers to pick up the pom poms to make it more challenging.

27. Transportation Puzzle Cards

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

These simple puzzles from Mamas Learning Corner are ideal for little kids to put together. Even toddlers can attempt matching up the front and back portions of various vehicles.

28. Transportation Number Puzzles

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Once your child is ready for slightly more complex puzzles, try out these number puzzles from Preschool-Play. Trying to put the numbers in order while also getting the picture right is going to be fun!

29. I Spy Transportation Printable

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

Here’s something that’s perfect for a journey! You can also make some small changes to this printable from School Times Snippets by trying to spot cars of a certain color while on the road.

30. Free Transportation Play Dough Mats

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

We love play dough mats – they offer so many play and learning opportunities for little kids! Preschool Play and Learn does this with a transportation theme through these free printable mats.

Now cars and trains aren’t the only modes of transportation we have – we can also travel in a hot air balloon! Let kids let their imagination take flight with these 10 Hot Air Balloon Crafts for Kids.

Get ready to soar into the big blue sky with these cute Hot Air Balloon Crafts for Kids! Make hot air balloons out of paper, buttons, Washi tape and more!

So there you go – 40 transportation crafts for kids that cover so many different kinds! If you’re ready to push the envelope, try out a submarine craft or a spaceship. Who knows, maybe they can even invent their own mode of transportation!

These fun and easy Transportation Crafts for Kids are perfect for little kids to learn about how cars, trains, planes and even hot air balloons work!

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  1. Your blogs are really interesting and i find them really informative and helpful. Keep up the great work.

  2. I love these ideas to make vehicles.
    I have make with your ideas
    Thanks for giving these ideas to me