Picture of Breakfast Express - Toy Train from toilet roll tubes
Welcome to this instructable!

In this I am going to show you how to make a toy train using household scrap. This is a simple, easy to build project and kids love the final product! This train could be a decorative item on your TV or the shelf.

Caution: Train built using soft materials. It is best for you to demonstrate the running of this train to your kids and friends. That way you save all your efforts that you have put in this project else everything will be back to scrap in no time if mishandled.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools


• 3 Toilet roll tubes
• 12 Milk Bottle caps
• 2 Twist Ties [4”]
• 24 Tea Light candle Pins
• 6 Ear Bud sticks
• Plastic pourer [non-refillable cap, found in Olive Oil bottle]
• Wire [3” x 12]
• Ad Paper [A4 x 2, slightly thick that normal]
• Color Paper [A4 size, 3 colors]


• Nail filer
• PVA Craft Glue
• Scissors
• Steel Skewer
• Pen/Marker
• Ruler/Scale

ornarvaezjr10 months ago

Nice!! Good little project to do with my grandson!!!

ChrysN6 years ago
Nice, it's so bright and cheerful. I like how you used household scrap, you even found a use for those tea light candle pins.