Christmas Choo Choo

Ileen Stephens
by Ileen Stephens
15 Materials
4 Hours

Step 1: Using an Xacto knife, I cut the top and bottom off of like 11 soda cans. I used most of them. Having a few extra came in handy when I made mistakes.

Step 2: Then I slit them to make sheets.

Step 3: To make matching sides the same shape and size I used binder clips to hold them together while I cut.

Step 4: The pieces seemed to be getting mixed up so I labeled them.

Step 5: Start gluing and assembling.

front all assembled

Step 6: I used Elmer's glue and contact cement. The contact cement dried faster. The Elmer's glue did work but, it dried way slow and liked to puddle up on the metal. I had to spread it thin with my finger before glittering. Step 7: Glitter!!! :)

Step 9: Hot glued them on. Note: Let glue dry first or wipe away glitter and glue, or just don't put any where the wheels are going to go to begin with..

Step 10: I used the glue gun in a similar fashion to how you might icing on some snow when doing a gingerbread house. I also added this all over the roof and hood.

Step 11: I used the glue gun here too and added a bit of glitter right away. Glue gun glue dries quickly. It's just cool like that.

oooohhh sparkly....

Step 12: I added some snow on the top of the wheels with the glue gun in a similar fashion as the roof. Then I painted all of the glue gun snow white and added a bit of silver glitter.

Step 13: I made a caboose for the train as well following the same basic steps.

Step 14: I also made 2 trees to put in the caboose. I did contact cement and green glitter. Glue gun garland, star, and ornaments. I also glue gunned some snow onto the garland and tree limbs and then painted it white.

Oooohhh... All finished and ready for the tree!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

Suggested materials:
  • 11 Soda Cans
  • Xacto Knife
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
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  • Nancy Nancy on Jan 02, 2017
    I didn't see this till after Xmas but OMG!!! That is what I call creativity !! Just amazing. I am a copycat. I leave the actual crative part to people like you. I'd love to be in your head when you come up with this kind of stuff!! Keep up the good work so I can copy. Lol

    • Ileen Stephens Ileen Stephens on Jan 03, 2017
      There is no shame in copying. lol I do it too. I have even told my son that it is a good way to learn to do something in the first place. Thanx for the compliment.

  • Lisa House Lisa House on Jan 26, 2017