Digger Truck Craft for Kids

Feb 8, 2023

This digger truck craft is the perfect craft for little ones who love trucks. It is a great truck craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and more.

This digger craft is an awesome craft for any season as you can switch out what you put in the front of the digger. You can cut out or stamp hearts for a Valentine’s day craft, Easter eggs for an Easter-themed craft, shamrocks for a St. Patrick’s Day craft, pumpkins for a Halloween craft, and more.

This truck craft is also a great craft to teach shape recognition skills for toddlers as you can cut out the different shapes needed (rectangle for the base, square for the cab, oval for the wheelbase, circles for the wheels) and have little one’s name and practice the shapes.

Inspiration for this excavator craft came from craftingjeannie.com. You can head over to her site and find a great digger template to cut out and glue down instead of cutting out shapes freehand.

If you’re interested in other fun punny crafts for toddlers and preschoolers be sure to also check out these hot air balloon crafts for kids.

Digger Truck Craft for Kids

Digger Truck Craft for Kids Tips for Success

*For this project you should cut out a few different shapes to make the base of the truck. You will need a large rectangle, a large square, a smaller square with rounded edges, a large oval, four smaller circles, and two long rectangles.

*This makes a great seasonal craft as you can cut out or stamp different images into the lifting part of the digger. Pictured are hearts, pumpkins, and shamrocks. Other ideas might be Easter eggs, flowers, fireworks, turkeys, a Christmas tree, ornaments, snowflakes, and more.

Seasonal Digger Craft for Kids

 *For the images in the back of the truck you can cut them out of construction paper as shown, stamp them (also shown) with paint, draw them, or use foam or regular stickers to make them. 

*To add a fun painting activity have kids stamp the images into the lifting part of the digger. Use a toilet paper tube and bend it into a heart shape, Dip the end of the tube into paint and stamp it onto the paper.

*To make this project fun and add a cute pun, add the saying “I Dig You” to turn it into a fun Valentine’s Day project for kids.

Excavator Craft for Kids

Digger Truck Craft for Kids



  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons/markers
  • Optional stickers OR toilet paper tube roll and acrylic paint

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    1. Cut out a large yellow rectangle and glue it down to the middle of the left side of a piece of 9×12″ construction paper.
    2. Cut out a medium-sized yellow square and glue it to the top of the large yellow rectangle. This will be the digger base.
    3. Cut out a rounded black square to fit inside the medium yellow square. Glue it down inside to make the digger’s window.
    4. Cut out a large black skinny oval. This will be the wheelbase. Glue it down underneath the large yellow rectangle.
    5. Cut out four smaller white circles and glue them to the wheelbase.
    6. Cut out a small skinny yellow rectangle and glue it to the front of the digger.
    7. Cut out one more smaller skinny yellow rectangle. Then cut a half-circle shape into the side of the rectangle to make the digger scoop.
    8. Glue it to the front of the other skinny rectangle.
    9. Add stickers to the top of the digger’s scoop OR stamp a toilet paper tube shaped like a heart into red paint and stamp it to the top of the digger scoop OR draw themed objects in the digger’s scoop (Easter Eggs, pumpkins, hearts, shamrocks, etc…). 
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      Hi, I'm Rachael. I am a kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two sweet girls.

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