Looking for a free printable train template? We’ve got three designs that you can download that are perfect for at home or using in a classroom or preschool.
In the PDF pack you’ll find one picture with a close up on the locomotive, while the second page has one train carriage and the second page has two.
You can print out one page or all three depending on what activity you want to try, all you need to do is grab your scissors, glue, construction paper or paints and let your imagination run wild.
What You'll Find on This Page
Transportation is often a popular theme in classrooms and kindergartens but it’s often a real life subject that kids are genuinely really interested in too, I know that I always pointed out trains, tractors and old fashioned cars to my kids and it’s the kind of thing that they’d look out for on road trips too.
In fact we don’t live near a train station so when my daughter first saw a normal, modern train she was confused as she’d only been on steam trains up to that point and couldn’t figure out how they worked without the steam coming out of the front!
I love modern trains but I think there’s something quite magical about old fashioned locomotives, that might just be because I’m still hoping to get on the Hogwarts Express though?
Train Craft Ideas
I always recommend that you can use our templates for coloring and these will make great train coloring pages.
Just choose the page that you want and grab some crayons, markers or coloring pencils.
Painting With Vehicles
We love painting with vehicles and while toy trains are obviously the most on theme for this if cars or trucks are what you have at home then I see no reason not to use those.
All you need to do is pour some paint onto a plate or tray and then roll the wheels of your vehicle through the paint until they are all covered. Now roll your toy over your train to color it in. You can leave this as it is but if you want it to have a more defined train shape (for example if you want to put it on a bulletin board) then you can always use scissors to cut it out once the paint is dry.
If your child is likely to use a lot of paint (and lets be honest, that’s most toddlers and preschoolers) then you may find it best to print your template onto cardstock rather than paper so that it doesn’t become too saturated, you wouldn’t want your art to tear.
Grab some glue and stick balls of cotton wool onto your template so that it looks like steam coming out of the front of the train.
If you pop these templates through a laminator then you could use them as train play dough mats. You can use colored playdough to add some background to your trains, are they travelling past a forest, fields or a beach?
Or you could use your playdoh to make things inside the train carriages – how about apples, cotton candy, sand or marshmallows!
More Free Printable Vehicle Templates
I’ve shared a lot of free templates for kids on this site because they’re a great way to help you get creative with your kids without spending a ton of money.
Once you’ve downloaded the PDF file you can print as many copies as you like so as well as being perfect for art activities at home you can also use them in classrooms, preschools or kindergartens.
We have lots of vehicle templates that you can grab and it’s a topic that I’m adding a lot to at the moment as well.
This car template has two different designs that are nice and basic so they’re great for younger children to decorate.
This digger template would be really good for a construction theme or just because your child really likes diggers!
Finally why not check out our tractor template with two different designs that are also great of you are interested in farms or harvest.
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