All aboard!!! Choo-Choo! Time to get this Train a movin’! With monkey coming up with the Birthday Party idea of a Train Party I decided to convert our backyard into a railway station complete with Thomas The Train Engine and Friends Ride In Toys. These easy to make DIY train engines will have your kids playing for hours and make the perfect train party games.
Thomas The Train Engine and Friends Ride In Toys
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What you need to make your own engines:
- Plastic Table cloths – I found them at the dollar store in Blue, Red and Green
- A good Stapler
- Black Permanent Marker
- Train Faces – I printed mine out by using an image I found online and making the face bigger in word and then cutting it out.
- Glue Gun
How to make your Thomas The Train Engine and Friends Ride in Toys
1 – Gather the supplies you need, we used diaper boxes and some boxes from our local LCBO. You want to make sure they are durable enough for kids to sit in and play with.
2 – Cut the top flaps of the box. Wrap the box like a present securing the table cloth with staples around the rim (make sure the staples are closed all the day so there will be no scratches). Cut away any excess table cloth and secure the edges with tape.
3 – Decorate your engine by using the glue gun to attach the face, and the markers for decorating. Add in a smoke stack and other details. Be creative!
4 – Have fun and PLAY!!!!
Here is a quick video showing how to make the Ride-In Engines
Train Party Games
I had been planning to create a railroad track around out back yard out of tape, but the weather did not cooperate to let me get it set up prior to the party. Even without the track the kids had a blast playing with the Thomas the Train engines and making all sorts of train party games out of them.
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This post was originally published in July 2013.
13 thoughts on “Thomas The Train Engine and Friends Ride In Toys – Perfect for a Train Party Games!”
This is AWESOME! My son is a thomas freak. Totally going to make these for him!
OMG! Martha Stewart move over!! This is so cool and my nephew, who is also a Thomas freak (LOL!), would go crazy for this sort of party fun for his birthday. It’s totally happening, thanks so much for the inspiration and directions. 😀
Cute idea. Great for photos
you are so super creative, these look amazing!
Those look incredible. They look completely professional and I”m so impressed!! You’re so creative and talented.
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a fantastic idea and really simple to accomplish (hurrah for the dollar store!). This looks really good, you have amazing ideas 🙂
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I want to do this, it is so cute! How did you go about getting the train faces?
I printed them off the computer
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