Working on a farm unit study, or simply have farm obsessed kids? This adorable tractor craft is the perfect tractor craft for preschoolers! Even older elementary kids can enjoy this fun popsicle stick tractor craft!
This tractor craft is perfect for a farm theme or transportation themed preschool activity.
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Looking for even more fun farm themed crafts and activities? Make this popsicle stick barn to park your tractor with.
No farm is complete without farm animals! Make these fun popsicle stick farm animals to join the rest of your fun farm crafts!
This tractor craft is super simple to make with kids! For really young kids you cold pre-paint the craft sticks, or simply color them with washable markers rather than using paints.
After creating their craft stick tractors, kids can pretend to play farm with the rest of their craft stick farm crafts, or use blocks to build a barn, and gather some small plastic farm animals to pretend with too.
The popsicle stick tractor is also a great refrigerator magnet.
Round out your tractor fun with a great tractor book:
Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm – Learn what happens when a new tractor arrives at the farm.
Touch and Feel Tractor – Learn all about tractors through a tactile experience.
Tractor – Full of simple diagrams and fun facts help kids learn how real farmers use tractors to do important jobs all around the farm.
More great resources to use for a farm themed preschool activities:
- Plastic farm animal toys, perfect for little hands
- Tractor sticker book with reusable stickers for lots of tractor play
- Fold and Go Wooden Barn, great for classroom or home play
- Wooden Sorting Barn with 10 fun farm shapes for kids to sort and play with
- Plastic Big Red Barn that will stand the test of time as kids spend hours playing farm
How to make a popsicle stick tractor craft
- Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Craft Foam in black and yellow (can substitute construction paper)
- Craft Glue (we used a glue gun and glue sticks)
- Buttons in black and white
- Green Craft Paint (we used acrylic paint)
- Tractor Pattern
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 craft glue. Also, glue two jumbo craft sticks vertically, as pictured.
Flip the tractor over and lay one jumbo craft stick across the top as shown below. Mark the back of the craft stick (just behind the cab of the tractor) with a pencil.
Trim with scissors and glue to the top of the vertical craft sticks to create the tractor’s cab.
Basecoat the craft stick tractor with green craft paint.
Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary.
You could also use crayons or markers instead of paint.
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. Glue the large wheel to the back and small wheel to the front.
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 glue.
Enjoy your tractor craft!