The Polar Express is fast becoming one of our favourite books to read and we also love watching the movie too. The two main things that make us recall the book are the train tickets and the Christmas bell. So we decided to make some Polar Express Jingling Train Tickets! These are easy to make and are an ideal festive craft for kids of all ages.

Create your own Polar Express Train Ticket Craft with this simple tutorial on making your own jingling ticket for Christmas Crafting Fun for Kids.

Materials and Equipment Needed to make the Polar Express Jingling Train Tickets

luggage labels or card rectangles

red ribbon

black pen or pencil

red or green thread

a sharp sewing needle

a blunt or kids sewing needle

gold coloured bells

How to Make the Polar Express Jingling Train Tickets

  1. First, cut the ribbon into 8cm long pieces and thread at least one bell onto it.Create your own Polar Express Train Ticket Craft with this simple tutorial on making your own jingling ticket for Christmas Crafting Fun for Kids.
  2. Next, take the card rectangles and make a hole at one end that is large enough for the ribbon to pass through. If you are using luggage labels, remove the string from the pre-punched hole.Create your own Polar Express Train Ticket Craft with this simple tutorial on making your own jingling ticket for Christmas Crafting Fun for Kids.
  3. Using the pencil or black pen, write Polar Express onto the label before taking the sharp needle and tracing the P & E on the ticket, punch some holes in it.
  4. Once you have done this, sew the letter with some red or green thread to make the P & E stand. You could also stitch or draw lines around the edge of the ticket to make it look more like an old-fashioned train ticket.Create your own Polar Express Train Ticket Craft with this simple tutorial on making your own jingling ticket for Christmas Crafting Fun for Kids.
  5. Finally, add the ribbon and jingle bell to the hole at one end of the ticket, before securing it with a tied bow.Create your own Polar Express Train Ticket Craft with this simple tutorial on making your own jingling ticket for Christmas Crafting Fun for Kids.

We hope you really enjoy making these Polar Express Train tickets which also make cute festive decorations as well. There was nothing nicer than cuddling up with the book and DVD as well as having our own train tickets and a magical bell to bring the story to life.

Create your own Polar Express Train Ticket Craft with this simple tutorial on making your own jingling ticket for Christmas Crafting Fun for Kids.

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When life gets hectic in the lead up to Christmas wouldn’t it be great to be able to spend a little time with the family creating gifts for others, food to enjoy together and traditions that make magical Christmas Memories?

But what actually happens is you spend hours searching through Pinterest looking for ideas and realise halfway through saying you are going to start that you have only 1 thing on the materials list!

I’ve been there!

So that is why we’ve put together our 24 favourite Christmas Activities, Crafts and Recipes with full materials lists and step-by-step instructions so that you have everything at your fingertips.

Produced as a PDF you can download, print and use these ideas throughout the festive season with your children and families.

Find out more as we share with your our Favourite Ways to Countdown to Christmas.


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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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