Need to slow down those toy cars and trucks? A making traffic lights preschool craft session is just what you need!
Making Traffic Lights
These traffic lights are so easy and cost nothing to make if you have some construction paper, a glue stick and an empty toilet paper roll.
Toilet Paper Roll Project
One of the best things about this project is that it uses toilet paper rolls. As a family of five, we have a lot of empty cardboard tubes hanging around and I’m always looking for new ways to use them.
So, when we needed a new traffic light, it seemed only natural to turn an empty tube into the next transportation craft! Making traffic lights preschool activity? Check!
How to Make Traffic Lights
For this toilet paper roll craft you’ll need to gather:
- an empty roll
- orange construction paper
- yellow construction paper
- green construction paper
- red construction
- a glue stick
- a pencil
- a ruler
I like to use scrap pieces of construction paper for small parts on projects, so we used some leftover pieces to make the circles for the traffic light.
I’m also a big fan of using the things available to create crafts, so the toilet paper roll was leftover and the circles were traced using the cap of the glue stick. They turned out to be the perfect size!
Cover the empty roll with construction paper and glue the circles on to complete the super-easy craft.
How to Use Your Traffic Lights
You can use the traffic light on your car rug if you have one, or put it in the middle of the floor and race your cars toward it.
You could even have a “See Who Can Knock Over the Traffic Light” challenge if your transportation play tends to be a bit boisterous!
Show Us Your Traffic Light
Did you try your hand at making one? We’d love to see how it turned out! Snap a photo and tag us on Instagram @ThatKidsCraftSite! We can’t wait to celebrate your creativity!