For kids, transportation is charming and fun. They love travelling and anything associated with travel. We often see kids being attracted to airplane or car toys, and we know they all love them. So to give them some fun and yet learn creativity associated with this process, we have come up with lovely transportation crafts ideas.

From water transportation crafts such as ships or boats making to others such as cars, bikes, and buses, here we show you some art and craft ideas for transport themes exclusively designed for kids across age groups!

15 Transportation Craft Ideas and Activities for Kids:

We have picked the top favorite transport themed looks for kids and brought out ways to make them into crafts. So, here we are, with our easy transportation crafts. Let’s get started.

Air Transportation Crafts:

1. Helicopter fun transportation crafts:

A fun helicopter craft can be a loving and easy process to do for all kids. It doesn’t need much materials and skill, and yet kids of any age group can try this cute craft activity easily. This can also be good transportation crafts for kindergarten kids.

Speciality: Helicopter transportation craft is among the easiest and most popular craft transportation projects for kids.

Materials:

  • Color papers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make:

  1. Take different shades of color paper, as shown above. For example, you can take dark blue, purple, and blue.
  2. Now draw an outline of the helicopter body and cut it accordingly with scissors.
  3. Draw the wings and stand of the helicopter separately on another color paper.
  4. Cut it and glue them together.
  5. You can also take sketch pens and decorate the craft as you wish and love.

2. Hot air balloon craft:

A colorful hot air balloon craft can be quite fascinating to make and also looks lovely to the eyes. Here is one such example and how to do it for fun-loving activity kids, especially it can be colorful air transportation crafts for toddlers to try out.

Speciality: You can even hang this final craft product in the kid’s room on the ceiling or wall. They would love the colorful vibe around.

Materials:

  • Color papers
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue

How to do:

  1. Take four or five color papers at first.
  2. Outline hot air balloons in all of them.
  3. Cut the shape accordingly with the help of scissors.
  4. Now keep them all together, one on top of another, in a folded manner.
  5. Glue them together
  6. Take a thread and add it to the below section of the balloon.
  7. You can either take cardboard or roll it, as shown in the picture above, to stick it to the thread. Or you can even do the same with color papers.

Read: Fun Crafts Ideas for Kids

3. Airplane transportation craft:

Here is a unique method to do airplane crafts for kids. While aeroplane toys are quite popular among kids and children across age groups, this craftwork can be loved by them too. It is a fun process, and your kid will love it.

Speciality: You can do this craft with the help of plastic so that you can reuse in this form and yet make it as a decoration item in the kid’s room

Materials:

  • Plastic water bottle
  • Color paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make:

  1. Take a water bottle of any size.
  2. Use color papers of the same color and outline plane wings.
  3. As shown in the image above, draw them into four wings, and keep them aside.
  4. Cut them into the shape correctly.
  5. Now take another piece of rectangle paper and roll it across.
  6. Glue them all together on paper.

4. Rocket craft:

The entire concept of space science, rockets, and stars above the sky is quite fascinating and beautiful for children. Why not create and replicate such kinds of crafts for kids? Here is one such idea.

Speciality: This rocket transportation craft looks lovely and real for kids. They would enjoy the process.

Materials:

  • Color paper
  • White paper
  • Black chart
  • Sketch pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to do:

  1. Firstly, take two color papers of your choice. Cut them into rectangle shapes in the proper size.
  2. Roll them into a circle and glue them together. Keep this aside.
  3. Now take the white paper. Firstly, cut into four small rectangles of the same size.
  4. Then, take a cutting of another rectangle and round it into an oval shape. Glue it well
  5. Make a small marking near the rolled-up color paper, and use it to glue the white rectangle cutting you have done before.
  6. Keep in a crisscross position, as shown in the picture above.
  7. Add in the oval-shaped roll to use as a head-to-rocket.
  8. You can even decorate the rocket as you choose, like we added stars. You can use sketch pens for this process.
  9. Now glue them all together to a black chart cutting.
  10. Use a white sketch or market to draw stars around.

Land transportation crafts:

5. Motorbike craft:

Getting the intricate motorbike craft right can be challenging. But it can be an excellent exercise for kids who love creativity and getting their favorite automobile in replica form by their hands.

Speciality: Boys love bikes and anything automobile, and this craft can be amazing fun for them to do.

Materials:

  • Coke can or any cool drink can
  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Cutter
  • Heavy glue

How to do:

  1. Firstly take a coke can and make a hole above and beneath the side.
  2. Use an ice cream stick to pass through the holes.
  3. Take another can and cut it in half. Shape them into a circular way properly with the help of a cutter and use them as wheels.
  4. As shown in the image given above, with the help of sticks, bind the main can with wheels on both sides.
  5. Use copper wire or metal thread as required.
  6. Use the same thread to bring in the above sticks, replicating the handles of the bike.

6. Firetruck craft:

This super cute firetruck craft is not only fun to do but also looks lovely and creative. The bright, vibrant pop of colors associated with the design quite makes this art stand out.

Speciality: You can even use this craft as a piggy bank by dropping in pocket money coins from the above area.

Materials:

  • Square cardboard
  • Painting colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to do:

  1. Take a medium or small-sized square cardboard.
  2. Make a small square or rectangle shape by cutting on the above area and sticking all other sides properly with glue.
  3. Now take painting colors and paint the entire cardboard red.
  4. Play with the colors and design. Add on wheels ladder symbol with the help of other colors.
  5. Let it dry completely, and you are set!

7. Train papercraft:

If you wonder if making a train craft can be challenging or a bit hard, we bring you an easy and fun way. This colorful train paper craft looks super fun and easy to do and can be good playtime for kids in younger age groups.

Speciality: The vibrant, colorful choices and making process is fun and engaging for kids.

Materials:

  • Papers
  • Scissors
  • Colors
  • Sketch pens
  • Glue

How to do:

  • Firstly, take paper and outline the shape of the train, as shown above.
  • Use a pencil to draw an outline
  • Cut the outline accordingly and carefully
  • Now use black sketch pens to draw the outline borders.
  • Use the color of your choice to paint the entire train to make it fun and bright.
  • Outline and highlight borders once again, and you are good to go.

8. Racecar craft:

Kids love anything about racing games and race cars, and this race car craft can be quite special to their hearts. It is quick and easy, and here is how one can do it.

Speciality: The craft can also be used as a display in a kid’s room.

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Toilet paper tube
  • Caps of sauce bottles

How to do:

  1. Take toilet paper, and empty the roll first.
  2. Paint the roll with your favorite color as the background, and add on stripes with contrasting color
  3. Let it dry
  4. Use the caps of sauce bottles or bottles to use as wheels. Glue them properly at four edges
  5. Paint the edges of caps, too, to make them all look in the same color
  6. Now use a piece of paper and cut it around to use as a steering wheel. Glue it to the toilet roll paper
  7. You can do the same by cutting a small square size portion to use as a seat and glueing it behind the wheel.

9. Recycled truck transportation craft:

The recycled truck craft made with carton cardboard is quite easy and simple. Be it any craft project at school or as a beginner practice. This can be a great one, to begin with.

Speciality: It is not at all time-consuming and can be made in a jiffy in an easy way.

Materials:

  • Cartons
  • Bottle caps
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to do:

  1. Take a rectangle carton at first.
  2. Cut half of the above aligning side of the carton.
  3. Now paint the remaining portion with bright color. Use the cut carton to paint another color.
  4. Insert the cut part of the carton oppositely so that it faces upside, as shown in the picture.
  5. With the help of scissors, make small holes in the front section to depict windows in the truck.
  6. Let it dry.

Read: Easy To Make Recycled Crafts

10. School bus preschool craft:

Kids may not love going to school as much as they are supposed to, but why not do this fun transportation project for them? A bright, colorful school-bus vehicle craft idea for preschool kids is a timeless and contemporary art activity to engage kids.

Speciality: This art project can be displayed in school, too; kids would love their own art exhibition!

Materials:

  • Paper plate or paper of your choice
  • Color paper
  • Scissor
  • Sketch pens
  • Glue

How to do:

  1. Take a paper plate at first.
  2. Cut it in a round shape, as shown above.
  3. Take half of the round shape cutting and paint it in a bright yellow color.
  4. Now take a color chart paper and make a square as well as round cuttings in designated sizes to use as wheels and windows.
  5. Alternatively, you can even use white paper and paint them grey or black.
  6. Stick them evenly, and now you can use a sketch pen to decorate your craft.

Water transportation crafts:

11. 3d ship transportation craft:

A ship transportation craft for kids can be made as realistic and pretty as possible, as shown in the picture above. This multidimensional craft activity for kids can also be used to keep as a display in the kid’s wardrobe.

Speciality: You can do this lovely ship craft in a jiffy, all with the materials available in hand, yet make it amazing and pretty.

Materials:

  • Egg tray
  • Colors
  • Chopsticks
  • Small miniature boy and girl toys
  • Chart paper
  • Stickers

How to do:

  1. Take an egg carton in hand. Paint it with any of the colors of your choice.
  2. Use chopsticks to stick on both sides of the tray.
  3. With the help of a bright chart paper, insert it neatly into the sticks so that they stay in place.
  4. Use favorite stickers to stick on the chart paper. You can even use sketch pens to design your own fun art.
  5. Further, kids can also add miniature toys to the backside to give it a visual treat.

12. Paper plate boat craft:

Boat crafts are already quite popular among kids. We often notice children in younger age groups playing around with paper boats when it rains and dropping them in the water. We will show you a fun boat transport papercraft today!

Speciality: This fun, bright-coloured boat craft can also be an art piece hanging on the wall.

Materials:

  • Paper plate
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sketch pens

How to make:

  1. Firstly, take a paper plate and paint it all blue (in sky blue color)
  2. Take a piece of paper, and paint it in the color of your choice. Make a paper boat as kids always do.
  3. Stick it to the paper plate
  4. With another piece of paper, cut it into a triangle shape and paste it above the paper boat.
  5. You can also outline the sun on white paper and paste the cutting on the above paper plate. Paint it orangish-yellow to give that good effect.
  6. Outline the borders with a black sketch to enhance the entire look.

13. Water transport craft project:

A project craft site creation can be super creative and fascinating for kids. We often see such kinds of replica sites in craft exhibitions in schools. Here is one such water transport art and craft project activity we love, and we bet your kids will too!

Speciality: The project looks real site replica and is creative for kids.

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Sand
  • Cartons
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Sketches
  • Ice cream sticks

How to do:

  1. Start by taking cardboard as a base. Paint one side of the cardboard with blue color (to give a water exhibit), and the other side of the cardboard can be used to glue sand.
  2. Make paper boat replicas and color the boats of your choice.
  3. Using a carton, you can make a ship replica, as mentioned in the above craft too.
  4. Stick all of them on different sides of the blue part of the cardboard.
  5. Using paper, you can make different shapes of water creatures and paint them with bright colors. Stick them asymmetrically in different places.
  6. For that area covered with sand, use paper (painted black) and cut it in a curved manner to depict the road. Stick it in the middle.
  7. Use ice cream sticks (colored) aligned properly to make a path to the water.
  8. Besides, one can also use toy replicas of trees, cars, and persons to be stuck on the sand part to give a realistic effect.

14. Transportation handprint craft:

Handprint painting crafts are among the kid’s favorite, given the personalized touch associated with them. This bright-colored painting cum craft project is fun, and here is how to do it.

Speciality: This can be framed and hung as a wall art piece in a kid’s room.

Materials:

  • Colors
  • Sketch pens
  • Chart paper

How to do:

  1. Firstly pour two bright colors of the kid’s choice into a tray. Use both hands to give a hand stamp print on two sides of the white chart. The handprint should be horizontally aligned, as shown in the picture above.
  2. Let it dry well
  3. Now with the help of a sketch, add on designs of a tree and sun on both corners, as shown in the image above.
  4. Give a charming effect to both handprints with sketch pens too.
  5. Using green paint and thumb fingers, give a grass effect through handprint beneath of chart paper.
  6. Use a black sketch pen to draw a border and highlight the handprints to enhance the look.

15. Diy transportation craft:

You can even make a bright transport craft with plastic water bottles lying around the house. It can make a great piece of craft and can look vibrant too.

Speciality: It can give creative engagement to kids and can also be used as a display.

Materials:

  • Plastic water bottles
  • Paint colors
  • Bottle caps
  • Glue
  • Cutter

How to do:

  1. Use the water bottle and cut it above to remove the nozzle or opening part.
  2. Paint the entire bottle in one color
  3. Use caps as wheels, paint them grey or black and keep them aside.
  4. Use the first part of the bottle (the lid) to be painted in another contrasting color.
  5. Now stick this part to the above area of the main body of the water bottle.
  6. Stick all wheels on the sides, beneath, with strong glue.
  7. Let them all dry.

Read: Do It Yourself Crafts Ideas

We hope the above-mentioned transportation craft ideas and project activities are engaging and fun for kids. Kids of any age group can try them out, and they are fascinating, with exciting ideas popping up in the process.

FAQs:

Q1. Which are good transportation craft projects for school exhibitions?

Ans: For school exhibitions, kids can be excited to make much superior craft ideas with fancy looks, such as replicating a site with vehicles. We have given one such example above, depicting water transport ideas.

Q2. Can transport craft activities be done through a printable method?

Ans: Yes, one can do vehicle craft and arts through printables. One can find them online, print them, and assemble them with coloring.

Q3. Which vehicle craft is good to try for tweens?

Ans: For tweens age group children, one can try fascinating transport craft and art project ideas such as motorbikes and ships by using recycled materials to give a realistic touch. One example is the motorbike idea we have mentioned above.

Disclaimer: All the crafts shown and described above are given only for creative, educational, and informational purposes.

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About Yashasvi

Yashasvi developed a deep passion for writing ever since she was completed her Master’s in Mass Communication and Journalism from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and has chosen a career that is driven by creativity. A Parenting expert who believes in communicating effectively with a personal touch, she writes about pregnancy, baby care, lifestyle, and just about anything else.
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