This pastel should make all of you who love your Tonkas and Caterpillar trucks very happy! We are going to paint a pastel – a big dump truck chalk art– and it is easy!
~ Don’t miss the special video demonstration of a toy bulldozer at the end!
You will only need three chalk pastel colors: orange, black and grey.
We made our painting on green construction paper, turned horizontally.
Pick up your black and draw two circles for your truck tires – round with orange centers. To show that there are two tires on the front and back, put 1/2 a tire in front of each round one. There, you believe that there are two tires!
Still using your black pastel, let’s draw the truck. Look at the pictures and you will see that the front of the truck starts out with straight lines for a block look that continues upward to the cab. The windshield is slanted and the cab of the truck is a simple square.
The bed of the truck is straight lines to the end and connects to the straight lines underneath all the way around the truck and meeting again in the front. The uplifted dumper is just a simple line shape sort of like a long “z” and two lifters are connected to the bottom of the lifter back to the truck.
Now take your orange pastel and turn it on its side. Slowly fill in the body of the truck until you have it all covered. You have to put something in the dumper. I put some grey gravel in mine but you might like some rocks or boxes or a pile of dirt!
The front of the truck is black and you can put some black bars for safety on too.
What a great truck you have painted! You have done a wonderful job with your colors! Be sure to sign your name in the corner, flip the painting over and name and date it. Great job – and always remember – you ARE an artist!
Interested in trains? You might like our Train Chalk Art of the Little Engine that Could!
- A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (100+ free lessons now) are all contained in the post 100+ Free Art Lessons for All Ages plus the video The Very Few Must Have Supplies for Chalk Pastel Art. A simple set is very affordable. Nana also teaches acrylic lessons.
- The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.
- Encouragement: You Can Be an Artist! 10 Day series and Art for All Ages 10 Day series
- Be sure to subscribe to our Hodgepodge YouTube channel for free video art tutorials
Bonus! Caterpillar Power Toy Demonstration Video
My grandson has really loved Caterpillar Power toys for quite some time. He has been asking to share reviews of the toys – to demonstrate how they work. Here is his debut video.
He plans many more, so feel free to subscribe to our second Hodgepodge YouTube channel.
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