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Free Printable Build an Excavator Craft

This free printable build an excavator project is a super fun activity to entertain your kids at home on a rainy day, during a play date or even in the classroom. All you need to complete this craft is the free template, some art supplies such as markers or crayons, scissors and glue. Afterwords, they will have finished a work of art worthy of hanging on the fridge!

free printable build an excavator craft

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If you’ve been following me for a while you might now that I am on a huge “build your own” printable kick. I occasionally use my kids as testers for the projects I create and they keep asking for more of these projects. So I have built up a lengthy list of ideas and am knocking them off one by one!

Excavators have been a HUGE hit in my house recently so of course, by popular demand, that was the next project on my to do list. Today, I am excited to share with you this fun free printable build an excavator craft.

There are plenty of benefits to working on this type of activity and the best part is that both of my kids can have fun with it even though they different ages and at very different skill levels at the moment.

build an excavator printable

Supplies needed:

  • White printer paper
  • Free printable pdf coloring page (located at the bottom of this post)
  • Markers, crayons or colored pencils
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue (I prefer glue sticks but regular school glue will absolutely work fine as well.

First, print out the excavator coloring page template that is available to download from the bottom of this post. Next, color in the parts of the excavator using crayons, markers or colored pencils. Cut out all of the pieces and then glue them together in the correct spots. There is a small picture of what the final image should look like for reference.

You can then glue them to colored construction paper to make for a fun background.

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.

Free Printable Build an Excavator Craft

build an excavator

This craft was designed to be printed onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of white printer paper or cardstock. One excavator project will print per page.

Please feel free to download and print as many copies of the craft as you would like. However, please do not edit or distribute the files in any way. This printable was created for personal or classroom use only.

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