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We are big train fans here at New-York Historical and love to show off our Jerni Collection of vintage toys and trains whenever we can. And we know you all are big train fans year-round, so here is an engineer’s cap to build and decorate on your own!
Engineer’s Cap and Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo, by Kevin Lewis and illustrated by Daniel Kirk, is a classic train book and helps children imagine all the important things a train engineer does. Using these templates, you can create an engineer’s cap with an “E” or add your child’s initial to customize it.
- Paper or cardstock to print out these two templates (Engineer Cap & Engineer Cap Brim )
- Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
- Tape or stapler
Print out the template, ideally on cardstock, but paper will work too. Decorate your cap, and don’t forget to add your name or first letter!
Cut out the two parts of the cap and the headbands.
Attach the pieces using clear tape or a stapler. If you use a stapler, make sure the bottom of the staple is pointing out, away from your child’s head.
Now you’re an engineer! Make sure your engine is stoked and ready to chugga-chugga choo-choo!