Cut your paper tubes into sections. These will be the train cars, so any size works. We even cut some in half length-wise for different kinds of cargo!
Decorate your train cars. We added washi tape every which way for fun designs. For the front of the train, we added extra tape around one front end to close it in.
Punch a hole about 1/2 inches from the edge on either side at the bottom of each tube. Cut your pipe cleaners to 3-4 inches. Thread them through the punched holes in half, twist them up, and give them a hook shape at the top.
The hook shape for each pipe cleaner is how you’ll attach each paper tube train car together. Add glue to your bottle caps and place them on either side of your train cars and wait for it to dry completely overnight.
Now it’s ready for the tracks. Time to head out on your Recycled Paper Tube Train! Choo Choo!