Train Set Tunnels

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

summary:

Who says toys have to cost a lot to be entertaining? You can enhance your kid’s basic train set with a little creative recycling. Here we show you how to make great tunnels that your kids will love.

We used ice cream containers to make tunnels for my son’s train set.
- Cathie Price, NSW.

Equipment:

Ice cream containers, scissors, paint, paint brush or sponge, scrap paper, glue.

Directions:

We used ice cream containers to make tunnels for my son’s train set. Cut tunnel holes in the front and back of the upturned containers, making sure they are large enough the train to pass through.
For a brick tunnel: Cut rectangles out of orange and yellow paper, all about the same size. Glue on to the ice cream container in a brick pattern.
For a rock tunnel: Use a white or cream coloured container. Dab black and grey spots of paint all over using a brush, sponge or scrunched up piece of newspaper.