Vehicle Nets

Age Range: 7 - 11
By: Adam Belcher

Vehicle Nets

Just print the nets below, cut them out and stick them together to make some fantastic little vehicles! Here are some suggested ways that you can use these resources with your own children...

  • Use the nets to teach your children about important construction skills (cutting / scoring / folding / gluing). Remind them about the importance of tabs when joining the sides together... should the tabs be glued on the inside or the outside of the vehicle?
  • Enlarge each net using a photocopier to create bigger vehicles!
  • Look at the shapes used to create each net. How many circles / squares / rectangles can the children see?
  • Ask your class to try and create their own simple vehicle nets using pencil / paper or software on the computer.
  • Cut out each part of the net, jumble them up and try to put them together like a jigsaw.
  • Challenge your class to decorate the 'black and white' nets in different ways. Should they be decorated before or after construction? Can you have a class competition to find the best decorated vehicle... or ask your children to decorate the vehicle according to a particular theme (e.g. Superheroes).

If you have any other ideas for using these resources, let us know by leaving a comment below...

Downloads:

Vehicle Nets - Minibus (Black and White)

Vehicle Nets - Minibus (Black and White)

A black and white net of a minibus for your children to colour and build.

Vehicle Nets - Minibus (Coloured)

Vehicle Nets - Minibus (Coloured)

A pre-coloured net to help your children build their own minibus!

Vehicle Nets - Post Van (Black and White)

Vehicle Nets - Post Van (Black and White)

A black and white post van net that your children can colour and build.

Vehicle Nets - Post Van (Coloured)

Vehicle Nets - Post Van (Coloured)

Make your own post van using this coloured template!

Vehicle Nets - Tractor (Black and White)

Vehicle Nets - Tractor (Black and White)

Use this black and white net to create your own tractor!

Vehicle Nets - Tractor (Coloured)

Vehicle Nets - Tractor (Coloured)

A coloured tractor net that your children can build.

Vehicle Nets - Van (Coloured)

Vehicle Nets - Van (Coloured)

A pre-coloured net that you can use to make a van!

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