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3-D Toy Tractor

A 3-D Craft to Build, Then Play!

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Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Building is a life skill that comes in handy, no matter your age. And being able to say “I made it myself!” builds confidence. As kids transform flat pieces of paper into this 3-D tractor, they’ll feel the satisfaction that comes from following instructions, step-by-step.
Toy Tractor
What You’ll Need
  • Printable pattern
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape or a glue stick
  • Markers
  • Brass fasteners (optional)

Download the printable PDF here.

What to Do

1. After downloading the pdf, choose the red tractor or color your own, then carefully cut along the black outlines in the pattern.

2. Fold along the dashed lines.

3. Tape or glue the tabs to their matching sides.

4. Attach the tractor hood to the tractor cab.

5. Tape the tires to the tractor. Or cut tires out of cardboard, then attach them with brass fasteners to make the tractor move.

Extend the Fun

For younger kids: Pour a bucket of play sand outdoors and make a “field” for your tractor. Plow the field with the tractor, then plant, using cereal, cotton balls, and dry beans to make rows of crops. Run your tractor up and down the rows. Harvest the crops in little measuring cups.

For older kids: Does someone you know own a tractor? Ask him about maintenance and see if you can help oil some parts. Imagine you are a farmer. Write or recite a story about what you’d grow and the people you’d sell your harvest to. Buy a few seed packets or seedlings and grow some vegetables.

Craft by Lisa Glover; text by Mary Sears

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1 to 10
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20 to 50
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50 to 100
15% (14 votes)
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66% (63 votes)
Total votes: 95