If you can draw some circles and rectangles, you can learn how to draw a dump truck. It really is that easy.
When it comes to drawing projects that use lots of straight lines, a slower and more deliberate approach is called for. Straight lines are usually easier for young ones to draw, they just need to be encouraged to take their time so they can get their best results.
This dump truck is perfect for kinder and first graders as there’s a whole lot of boxy lines and just a couple of curvy ones for the wheels. Students that are learning how to control their pencils are likely to have good results with a fun, big drawing project such as this.
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Materials for How to Draw a Balloon
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Directions for How to Draw a Balloon Step by Step
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Dump Truck
- Make guidelines. Draw two circles.
- Draw rectangle around the front .
- Add base to back of truck.
- Draw the cab in the front.
- Add a window and hubcaps.
- Draw the back of the truck.
- Finish front lights and bumper. Fill with dirt.
- Draw a bumpy ground line.
- Trace with a marker and color with crayons.