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!
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
Car Crafts for Kids
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 space ship. Who knows, maybe they can even invent their own mode of transportation!