This project is intended for kids ages 6+. Make this cute Train and Trees Christmas Scene with basic craft supplies. These fuzzy trees bring the snowy feel of Christmas to your home décor!
Creatology Foam Stickers, Geometric Shapes
Fuzzy Craft Stem By Creatology
Creatology 9″ X 12″ Construction Paper, Assorted Colors
Big Kid’s Scissors By Creatology
Landing Super Fine Side Cutters
1.First, make your trains cars. Cut two pieces of construction paper to 5″ x 9″ [12.7 cm x 22.9 cm].
2.Measure and mark 2½” [6.4 cm], 1½” [3.8 cm], 2½” [6.4 cm] and 1½” [3.8 cm] from the bottom edge along the 9″ [22.9 cm] side.
3.Now, fold each paper on the marks. Run your glue stick along the 1″ [2.5 cm] excess at the end and use it to close the paper boxes, which are the cars of your train.
4.For the locomotive, cut a piece of construction paper to 4″ x 11″ [10.2 cm x 28 cm]
5.Measure and mark 3½” [8.9 cm], 1½” [3.8 cm], 3½” [8.9 cm] and 1½” [3.8 cm] from the bottom edge along the 9″ [22.9 cm] side.
6.Fold and glue as you did in Step 3; then set aside.
7.Cut a 3″ x 9″ [7.7 cm x 22.9 cm] piece from the excess paper from Step 4.
8.Measure and mark 2½” [6.4 cm], 1½” [3.8 cm], 2½” [6.4 cm] and 1½” [3.8 cm] from the bottom edge along the 9″ [22.9 cm] side.
9.Again, fold and glue as you did in Step 3.
10.On one of the 2½” [6.4 cm] sides, cut ½” [1.3 cm] slits along the fold in each corner. Fold the sides inward to create flaps. Add glue from your glue stick on the outside of the flaps and attach to side of the rectangle piece of the locomotive set aside in Step 6. Make sure the large piece of the locomotive is laying with the open side pointing up.
TIP: Use image as a guide.
11.Cut a 5″ x 1¼” [12.7 cm x 3.2 cm]. Roll into a cylinder and glue the ends together, overlapped a little.
12.Cut ½” [1.3 cm] slits around the bottom edge of one side of the cylinder. Fold the flaps inward, add glue to the flaps and attach to the top of the front piece of the locomotive.
13.Use foam stickers to create wheels and windows on your train.
14.To make your fuzzy trees, measure 12″ [30.5 cm] of a fuzzy craft stem.
15.ADULT: Use flush cutters to the stem piece.
16.Wind the stem piece around a couple of fingers, slide off and shape your coiled tree as shown.
17.Repeat Steps 14-16 for two more trees and varying sizes.
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