Top 10 Car, Truck & Bus Crafts and Activities For Kids

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It’s travel season, and we have transportation on our minds! If you know a vehicle fan who’s looking for new ways to use matchbox cars, cardboard boxes, and even duct tape, these car, truck and bus crafts and activities will keep him or her occupied…and may even give you a chance to pack!

1. Sight Word Drag Racing

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Teach early readers sight words with this fun drag racing activity.

2. Duct Tape City Bus Playset

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Turn duct tape and an old cookie sheet into a magnetic vehicle playset!

3. Toy Car Wash

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Create a toy car wash for your matchbox-sized vehicles!


4. Shaving Cream + Toy Trucks = Sensory Play


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Kids use construction toys to push and drive through shaving cream. An absorbing sensory activity that lets you step away to make dinner.

5. Letter Matching Parking Lot

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A simple grid becomes a parking lot for vehicles…and reinforces letter matching.

6. Mini Skateboards

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Another great use for craft sticks–mini skateboards!

7. Ride-On Car Paint and Wash

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Use washable paint to dress up old ride-on vehicles—then make an outdoor car wash to clean them up!

8. Creative Cars

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Banker boxes, paint and ribbon can become wearable cars!

9. Play Dough Cars

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Turn playdough into fun cars with recycled bottle caps.

10. DIY Kids’ Car

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A fun creative challenge: turn cardboard boxes into a ride-in play car!

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