Transport ship

  • Difficulty Level
    Difficulty Level
  • Age
    3 to 6 years
  • Who`s crafting?
    Who`s crafting?
    Parents with kids
  • Theme


Did you ever wonder where all that stuff that is sold in the supermarket comes from? A lot of it comes from other countries over seas. The big question is how does all that stuff get over the sea. The answer is a container ship! There is a very large ship that can carry many metal boxes filled with stuff. The container ship sails from country to country, picking up and dropping off stuff. In todays project we are going to make a container ship from paper. For more ideas, remember to have a look at our other “paper city” projects, they are all super fun!


  • Print out the attached documents


  • A handy Pritt Stick
  • Scissors




Step 1

First we cut out all the transport ship images from the printed-out crafting templates.

Step 2

Now we take the 2 main parts of the paper ship (image 1 and 2) and glue them to our breakfast box cardboard. We must wait 30 seconds for the glue to dry. Can you count to 30? Now we cut around the paper ship, so that we have a cardboard template.

Step 3

Once we have the template, we fold along the dotted lines of the transport ship outline.

Step 4

Place a generous amount of glue on the tabs along the sides of the ship and glue them to the sides to form a ship shape. Then glue the two tips into place. Use the picture for help.

Step 5

Now we fold image 3 into a box shape. This will form the captain’s cabin. We then use our handy Pritt glue stick to glue the cabin into shape. We  glue side “a” to position “a” on the paper ship. We glue image 4 to image 5. Then we glue side “b” to the side position “b” on the captain’s cabin.



Step 6

Now we fold image 7 into a box shape. The will form the logistics container. We then use our handy Pritt glue stick to stick the container into shape. This is the box that will hold all of the things that need to be moved

Step 7

To make the friendly sea crew (image 6): fold the cut-out in half, and then fold the coloured blocks inward to form a triangular shape. Then apply some Pritt glue to glue the base in place.

Step 8

Now it’s time to play! Place the container onto the transport ship, and we are ready to set sail.

And that's it!


We hope you have lots of shipping fun with your transport ship.

We would love to see pictures of your ship. You can ask your mum or dad to post pictures on our Facebook wall at “Prittworld”.

Ask an adult to help with cutting out the cardboard if needed