How to Make a Polar Express Train from Cardboard Boxes

Everyone has seen the movie The Polar Express once in their lifetime. If you have seen it, you should know the significance of the polar express train. Well, you probably cannot find the real train and ride on it, but you can make your dream come to by following the DIY tutorial on how to make a polar express train from cardboard boxes.

If you have done DIY projects before, you should know that with the help of cardboard boxes, you can make a lot of things. Similarly, if you have a few boxes, you can make a train out of it. So, keep reading ahead to know how to make a polar express train from cardboard boxes.

Learn: How to Make a Polar Express Train from Cardboard Boxes

Things You Will Need

Before you start the project, you should gather all the materials that you are going to need for making the whole train. You are going to need-

  • Four cardboard boxes
  • Some plain cardboards
  • Paint
  • brush
  • A large cutting tool
  • Glue

Steps to Follow

Now that you have all the materials around you, you can start with the process by following the steps below. 

Step One:
The first thing about how to make a polar express train from cardboard boxes; you need to do is set up the boxes. To do so, take two-three boxes and put them in a straight line. Attach the boxes with glue so they can stick together.

Step Two:
Take another box and cut some rectangular shapes to make windows. You can make two windows at the front, one on each side and one at the back. Attach this box to the top of the third box.  

Step Three:
Take the pain cardboard and make a rectangular shape. Break the cardboard in the middle part. Now on the cardboard, make some long holes four on each side of the break. Attach this to the front bottom. Take another long cardboard shape and put it on the top of the product. Attach everything with glue.

Step Four:
Now take another cardboard and make four round shapes, which are going to be used as wheels. Attach the wheels on both sides of the cardboard boxes.

Step Five:
Now take the black paint and a brush. Paint the whole boxes with black paint and let it dry. After it is dried down, take white paint and white “The Polar Express” at one side of the train. 

Step Six:
For the finishing touch, take a tissue paper roll, color it black, and attach it to the top of the train. You are done making the train.

Final Thoughts

That was all for how to make a polar express train from cardboard boxes. We hope our tutorial will help you to make your dream polar express train. You can use it for the decoration of your house or even use it as a prop for any function or party.

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