This fire truck craft was a given after we made our easy shapes school bus craft. We love looking for trucks when we are out and about (what Toddler or Preschooler doesn’t??) This fire truck craft was easy to do and perfect for little fingers to build. We love the puzzle-like craftiness of this truck idea. Fire safety week would be a great time to make this craft…but if you’ve got kids like mine, it’s fun any time of year!
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Items needed to make a fire truck craft:
cardstock in red, yellow, and white
scissors We love our fiscars for kid use!
We started with basic shapes to make our fire truck: large rectangle, square, 3 black circles (trace a bottle cap), three smaller white circles, white square, 8-10 black squares, long white rectangle for the ladder.
Older children can work on cutting these shapes. Cutting from card stock is a great way to work on scissor skills, as it’s a bit more sturdy than printer paper or construction paper. The increased resistance provides more input when making snips with scissors.
For the Toddlers and preschoolers, be sure to work on shape identification. Point out the different shapes, the way that we know what they are (circles are one line and curve all around; rectangles have two long lines and two short lines with four corners).
These little fingers couldn’t wait to get started!
We started building our fire truck.
Count the squares as you build the fire truck ladder.
I cut a swirly curved shape for a fire hose. Our fire truck turned out looking pretty cute and a great way to start talking about fire safety during Fire Safety Month in October. Happy crafting!
Love this craft? Check out our easy shapes bus craft.
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