DIY Cardboard Box Train #MummyMondays

We love watching Mister Maker and all of the nifty things he creates. A couple of weeks ago Mister Maker made a train from cardboard boxes and I knew I just had to make one for the train crazy’ Elliott. The photos below show what materials I used and how I put it together. It was so easy, just stick boxes, round container and the lids together with a bit of PVC glue, leave it to dry and bam, you have a train!

I had plans to paint the train, but as soon as the Glue had dried, Elliott was keen to take it for a spin. Then I thought, if he knows it’s a train, there’s no need to paint it. The great thing about this train is that you can open the lid on the cylinder and use it to store pencils, pens and crayons!

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  1. January 26, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    This is such a great idea Eva! My big boy is train mad (as well as car, truck, plane mad!) and would love this. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to give this a go.

  2. January 27, 2014 / 2:21 am

    Cool train! I like the stuff made on Mr Maker, but that guy irritates me for some reason

  3. January 27, 2014 / 4:01 am

    What a good idea! I especially like that you can store things inside it.

  4. January 27, 2014 / 5:21 am

    It makes you look at the recycling bin differently! What little kid wouldn’t adore this?

  5. January 27, 2014 / 9:35 am

    What a great train! My son Jeremy loves Mister Maker too. He is always inspired to get crafty while/after watching it.

  6. January 27, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    I am totally making one of these for my son. He is obsessed with trains right now!