Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

craft stick train with elf

This project is intended for kids ages 6+.

Step 1

First, click here to download and print the templates; then cut out the patterns.
TIP: The templates for all projects in 2022's Winter Workshop are included in this link. Either print just the page needed or print them all at once so you are ready for each project in the workshop!

Step 2

Fill in the elf and wheels using markers.

Step 3

To make the train, stack four craft sticks horizontally, then lay two craft sticks vertically at one end to make the cab of the train. Glue the vertical sticks to the stack of four horizontal sticks and let dry.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 4

Cut a craft stick to make the cross piece for the top of the cab and glue into place.

Step 5

Now, arrange two craft sticks vertically at the opposite end of the train to make the smoke stack. Let the glue dry.
TIP: Be sure at least one of the sticks extends below the train so that you can attach the front wheels.

Step 6

Paint and decorate the train as desired using supplies from your craft case.

Step 7

Glue on the wheels and decorate the smoke stack.

Step 8

Finally, glue the elf to the back of the cab opening so you see him (or her) from the front.

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