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Transport Get Crafty – Transport related crafts to get you moving

| July 1, 2011 | 13 Comments

Get Crafty! I always get super excited when it is “Get Crafty Carnival” day. So wonderful to see lots of different crafts coming together under one theme! And today we have “Transport Get Crafty”. All kids and adult crafts relating to cars, bikes, rockets, trucks, trains… you get my drift! This is certainly a carnival for all the family excited: both the boys and the girls! Great to see lots of boy crafts coming through.

So.. need some craft inspiration, look no further…

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Transport Crafts for Kids

Hot Air Balloon

First up this beautiful tissue paper mache hot air balloon by Anna form The Imagination Tree. I have seen it in real life and it is fabulous! And what is even more lovely, is that the tissue paper is great for small hands to have a go at paper mache. And it looks great. Beautiful.

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Toys vs Laundry Basket

Well, we can all rely on Valerie and her wonderful Frugal Family Fun Blog to come up trumps with a transport related craft.. here are her girls have a whale of a time with their laundry basket.. Read on for more

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Bridge Building

Love love love this fun brigde being made over at Major Love Film what a fun craft and activity to explore with your children. Love how many cars fitted on! Get all those freebie magazines and start recycling!

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Road & Water Transport Model

Most certainly a labour of love – My Handicrafts Project made this wonderful road/ water transport model for her child’s school project. She shows us that you don’t need much for a wonderful play activity! Hope over and check out the wonderful paper miniature ship too. Rather wonderful!

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Truck Collage

Kelly from Little Wonders’ Days made this very very cute truck collage with her children. I love  how they received all the shapes and then they got to let their imaginations run wild. They made some beautiful collages. Love them all!

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Car Tracks

A lovely “classic” in children’s painting: painting with toy cars. I have seen it around the web a few times, but Zoe’s from Playing By The Book was one of the first I saw… not only is it fun, but they made it look so pretty.. lovely. A must for any boy or girl!

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Cardboard Box Cars

Adorable! What else can I say.. first lots of fun painting and crafting! And then lots playing! Hooray. Amanda from Craft N Things for Children gets crafty with her boys!

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Train Craft

Live Learn Love shows us this adorable little freight train… I love the that the wheels are made of fingerprints. How cute is that? But I also love the rainbow aspect of this train. So sweet.

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Paper Mache Car Sculpture

And check out this car sculpture.. using one of my favourite household items, the Loo Roll, Creativity My Passion creates the fabulous car. Love love love!

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Rocket Ships

And what Transport Get Crafty would be the same without some wonderful rockets? These lovely shiny creations are from Naturally Educational and you will find a great book to go with it!

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CD Hovercraft

How fun and clever are THESE!?! I love The Chocolate Muffin Tree’s clever bit of recycling AND science… and how much fun!? We will so so so be making these! Can’t wait for all the FUN FUN FUN we will be having!

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Dumpster Car

As some of you may know Maria from Fab Mums is the QUEEN of recycled crafts. Every week she comes up with yet another clever use for a cereal box or juice carton. She gets crafty with her son and they have some really fabulous ideas. Here you have the dumpster truck. But also stop by for a Catamaran craft. If you like recycled crafts youwill like Fab Mums. Go visit.

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Paper Airplane Garland

Aaaaaaah how simple, and how cute and how effective is this? Make a lots of paper planes with your kids, string them up and you have a fun decoration for any child’s bedroom or birthday party! Michele Made Me has a wonderful blog for you to explore!

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Straw Airplane

If you are looking for something slightly different to the “usual” paper airplane and that apparently flies really well.. make one of these! No straws? Well that didn’t stop Erich. Visit his blog Hegenberger to see how! Perfect for a rainy afternoon…

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Balloon Powered Car

And another ooooh from me. Not only do you get to empty the recycling box, but you also get to have LOTS OF FUN.. some old bits and pieces and a ballon and woooooosh you are off! Of course, Martha Steward is behind this clever idea!

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Mini Traffic Signs

Best Toddler Toys has this wonderfully sweet idea to make mini traffic cones. They are simple and cute… and belong with any home made city/ road. A great way to discuss road safety whilst you are at it.

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Transport Crafts for Older Kids or Adults

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Paper Mache Boat

I have spotted the gorgeous blog of Ann Wood before. She is a wonderful craft with beautiful ideas. This time she makes these wonderful paper mache boats. Who says paper mache is just for kids? Really worth a look.

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Paper Helicopter

A super duper simple little toy that canbe made in seconds and will wow any child. Check out this simple “paper helicopter“. Simple. Cute. Fun.

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Paper Helicopter Part 2

Same principle as the one above, but decorated! TLC Family takes the basic paper helicopter a step further. Love it.

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Helicopter Ornament

Wow wow wow.. Instructables does it again. They really are fabulous for “boy crafts”. This cool helicopter is made from a Christmas Bauble and Lollipop sticks… how cool? Go visit for more info!

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Bike Cushion

I love how this cushion is real daughter mum teamwork. It lookslike a craft “for adults” but The 36th Avenue talks us through step by step and where children can easily help! Beautiful!

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Bike Stencil

Bicycles really to make a great motif! Here is another bike stencil craft, made by Craft-O-Maniac.

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Bike Scrabble Picture

Aaaah and who doesn’t like a bit of Scrabble art?! The iconic letters look fabulous in any craft and I love how Liz from Me and My Shadow made this for her hubby’s birthday. Wonderful craft “for him”. I can see a few of you being inspired by this for Christmas!

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Bike Seat Cover Tutorial

I don’t know about you, but the UK currently is WET WET WET… this bike seak cover would come in extremely handy! I wish I had had one as a child, I remember many a wet bottom. Anyhow… Thimble, shares her tutorial. Hooray!

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Bicycle Bucket Tutorial

And if seats are not your priority, how about this cute little bicycle baskets for your kids bike?  Noodle Head shares her tutorial. Lovely. x

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Nursery Wall Decor

What a lovely way to decorate a nursery wall. I love the combination of prints and artwork. It looks fabulous. The Thrifty Abode shows us how she went about it… The theme here is space and rockets, but of course anything goes!

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Skate Board Shelves

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skateboard rack. How cool is this and what teenage boy wouldn’t be the envy of his trendy classmates? Find some old skateboards at the thrift store and then make these uber cool shelves. Love. Family Fun shares the idea.

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Get Crafty Mmmmmh

Rocket Sweetie Box

Back to my favourite item: the loo roll… love how versatile this humble piece of card is. Decorate and make some rockets… then fill them with sweeties for birthday party favours. Party bags sorted. Again, another wonderful idea from Martha Stewart.

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Flying Saucer Macaroons

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh! These are the most adorable things ever. Not that I can  make macaroons, I am totally rubbish at them, but if I could, how wonderful are these “flying Saucer Macaroons”? I must have some! Raspberri Cupcakes shares her idea!

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Helicopter

Nom nom nom… or how is this cute little helicoper sandwich… mmh! Little Mummies has a fab idea – you don’t even waste (all) of the crust!

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You may also like 35+ Boy Crafts! Or check out all the other titles in the “Get Crafty” series!

boy craft ideas

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  1. My son will be thrilled to do some “things that go” crafts! Thanks for the great list and for including our rockets!

  2. Zoe says:

    Those flying saucer macaroons are gorgeous! Love em :-)
    Thanks for including me in the round up Maggy, a great resource as usual. And can’t believe it is JULY already!!

  3. maria says:

    What a fantastic selection of crafts! I will be making one of those ballon powered cars soon:)
    Thanks for including me in such wonderful carnival.

  4. Tasha says:

    Loving these, and have a little boy here who will equally love them! Can’t wait to try some out, though not sure I’m quite ready to turn my old skateboard into a shelf – it would look so cool though!

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you for your lovely comments – yes… these are most definitely good crafts to get boys interested!!

    Love having you all featured :-) keep your crafts coming! And Tasha… yes… I think it is worth hunting down some old old skateboards at the car boot sale for the shelves!

  6. Esther says:

    Wow! A great collection of wonderful ideas! Thanks for featuring our car sculpture! Thanks for sharing Maggy!

  7. artsy_momma says:

    Great list! Love the sailboat :)

  8. Liz Burton says:

    Fab fab fab collection! Can’t wait to have a go at some of these.

    Thanks so much for including mine x

  9. What fun boy projects! You’ve definitely added to my “to craft” list, and I’m sure my son would thank you.

  10. Wow… another great collection of super activities for kids. I LOVE what you’ve put together. Thanks for sharing this at For the Kids Fridays. I’m featuring your post tonight ;)

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