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Egg carton train

Materials

1. Whole egg carton & 1 toilet roll for train engine 2. Paints 3. Glue 4. Coloured craft paper 5. Ribbon 6. Scissors, hole punch, paint brushes

Materials

Instructions

Steps
Step 1
1. Cut the egg carton into sections of 2 cups, plus one section of 1 cup for the engine & trim edges to tidy up. Then paint them and allow to dry.
Steps
Step 2
2. For making the wheels, first trace around small plastic lids to make the circles and then cut them out one by one.
Steps
Step 3
3. Punch holes with a hole punch in the back of the engine & the front & back of each carriage. Then tie them together with a piece of ribbon.
Steps
Step 4
4. Glue on the wheels and attach to the egg carton.Make the funnel. Roll a small (approx 4-5cm high) strip of paper up into a cylinder. Glue the lip down, then wind a thin strip of a different coloured paper around all the way up to make a candy stripe. snip tiny slits all the way around the bottom of the cylinder & fold under to make tabs. Glue it on the front of the toilet roll engine with the tabs.
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Step 5
5. Make the mini cone for the top of the funnel by cutting a circle shape with a slit to the middle & pulling it into a cone and gluing in place. Now your train is ready to play!

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