In order to make a pretend train for your toddler to play with, you will need three small boxes. Animal crackers, childrens’ shoe boxes or sandwich bag boxes work well for the box cars of the train. You’ll also need a stretch of ribbon, a hole puncher, and whatever materials your toddler will decorate the train with. Cut the tops off of your three boxes so that they are open from the ceiling. This way your toddler can put “freight” inside like small snacks or small figurines. Next, cut six circles out of construction paper and glue two per box to the bottom, or closed side of the train to make wheels. Last, punch holes through the open, short edges of the boxes to loop the box cars together. Tie at one end, leaving a leash for your toddler to pull the train. Last, let your toddler decorate by painting, coloring or gluing shapes of construction paper to the sides of each box car.