Here’s another fun farm-themed kids’ craft project that uses simple supplies from the dollar store. In about half an hour, your kids can make themselves a craft stick tractor.
This goes beautifully with our craft stick farm animals and craft stick barn. Make the whole set and watch the fun begin.
DOLLAR STORE CRAFT STICK TRACTOR
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Store
- Craft Foam, Black, Yellow – Dollar Store
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
- Buttons, Black, White – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Green
- PATTERN FOR CRAFT STICK TRACTOR
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Gather all supplies. To create the tractor, line up five jumbo craft sticks horizontally on your work surface. Using scissors, trim additional jumbo craft stick to the width of the tractor and attach with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue two jumbo craft sticks vertically, as pictured.
Flip the tractor over and lay one jumbo craft stick across the top. Mark the back of the craft stick with a pencil.
Trim with scissors and glue to the top of the vertical craft sticks to create the tractor’s cab (where the driver sits).
Base coat the craft stick tractor with green acrylic craft paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Download and print the TRACTOR PATTERNS. Cut out patterns with scissors. Trace the large and small wheels onto black craft foam with a pencil. Cut out with scissors.
Trace the smoke stack and steering wheel onto black craft foam with a pencil, and then cut out with scissors.
Trace the large and small wheel inserts onto yellow craft foam with a pencil. Cut out with scissors.
Assemble the large and small wheels but gluing the yellow inserts to the black tires, and topping off with black buttons. Attach the large wheel to the back and small wheel to the front with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Flip the tractor over and glue on the smoke stack and the steering wheel, using the photo as a guide.
To finish, attach a white button headlight to the front of the tractor with a glue gun and glue sticks.