Other things you will need include Dollar Store cookie tin lids for the wheels, PVC pipe for a smoke stack, wood glue to help hold it all together, and paint in your favorite Christmas colors. If you want to dress up your train with signs or Christmas ornaments, have those things ready. We love how our train turned out decked in red, white and turquoise!
Lay it All Out
Grab all your wood crates, and lay them out in a rough approximation of your train. Add wheels and decide how long you want your smoke stack. Make any necessary cuts. Be sure everything is there and ready for the next step.