Beep beep beep! Very important delivery of craft supplies coming through! Save up your recyclable boxes and tins and turn them into these colorful toy trucks – plus, they double as storage for kids’ arts and craft supplies! For these trucks, you only need a few things from your stash of Kid Made Modern supplies. Being stuck in a traffic jam of these rainbow-colored trucks wouldn’t be so bad, don’t you think?
Kids will love crafting these mini trucks to use as storage in their rooms! The chip tins and macaroni boxes are the perfect size for storing crayons, pom poms, paintbrushes, you name it. All the paper we used to cover the recyclables is from Kid Made Modern, so it matches their new line of kids’ room decor perfectly! Make your very own custom fleet of rainbow storage trucks – play with them and then put them on the desk or shelf in your kids’ rooms for storage! Watch the how-to video below and keep reading for the full instructions.
what you need:
- Super Stripes Pad
- Arts and Crafts Supply Library (felt, scissors, glue, wooden rounds, & dowels)
- Empty cardboard chip tubes and boxes
Wrap your empty chip tube with a piece of striped paper from the pad. Depending on the size of your tube, you’ll have to cut down the paper to fit. Use glue to secure the paper around the tube. For macaroni boxes, wrap the box like a present using glue (or clear tape) to secure in place. If you want to store craft supplies inside, make sure to leave the top of the macaroni box open/unwrapped though as this will be the back of the truck.
To make the wheels, glue a wooden circle to each end of a wooden dowel (all from the Arts and Crafts Supply Library). Repeat so that you have a pair – the colors of the wheels don’t have to match, and you can even glue a few sequins onto the wheels for extra decoration. White glue will work for all this, but feel free to use a hot glue gun if you don’t have time to wait for the white glue to dry completely.
To make the cab of the truck, bend a piece of felt into a rectangular tube and glue the flaps onto the bottom of the chip tube as shown above. Then cut little windows out of contrasting felt and glue onto the cab. Let dry.
Glue the two sets of wheels onto the bottom of the truck and let dry. Voila! Make as many as you want and fill with craft supplies – we filled ours with pom poms and colored pencils!
And make sure to check out Kid Made Modern’s brand new line of kids’ bedding and room decor! You’ll notice the rainbow houndstooth woven rug in these photos and we fell in love with it! Not only is the pattern completely amazing, but the weight and texture of the rug were perfect, especially for playing with these fun DIY trucks!
This post is sponsored by Kid Made Modern.