Papercraft Vehicles for Grades 1-3 (Art)

Papercraft Vehicles for Grades 1-3 (Art)
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A collection of 4 printable templates of simple papercraft vehicles students can colour, cut out and fold to make a 3D creation. Includes an easy car (looks like a VW bug), a harder car and truck, and a rig with a trailer.

For each of these, the students colour the template, then cut out, then fold, and then tape along the edges of the fold to fit the template together into a stand-up vehicle. My students love this one and always have great fun with it. It engages those hard-to-interest boys and can easily fill half an afternoon or more (I keep some on hand for "Oops, something got cancelled and I need an activity right now" times). I've found grade 1s needs a lot of guidance on the folding, while 3s basically do it all by themselves.

For teaching: The students will mostly need help with the folding. They fold along the dotted lines, but will most likely need some help along the hood and (for trucks) back of the bed, where they have to fold the paper up instead of down. The best way to tape it is to use small pieces of tape, starting close to the roof and working down to the lights. Try it once before you teach it.

**FYI: The trailer is made to be printed and copied on 11x17 paper. I attach it to the big rig with one of those brass paper fasteners.**
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5 pages
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Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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