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Car Drawing For Kids – How To Make It Easy Peasy!

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Cars have always captivated the imagination of both kids and adults. These beloved toys, with their captivating colors and shapes, have a way of capturing our attention from an early age. Whether they are box-shaped, round-shaped, or even triangle-shaped, there’s something about cars that fascinates us. In this article, I will show you three simple ways to create an easy car drawing for kids.

Table of Contents

  • What Makes a Car a Car?
  • Types of Cars by Shapes
  • How to Make a Car Drawing for Kids – Easy Peasy!
  • Ideas on How to Color and Decorate Your Cars
  • Get Some Printables! Step-by-Step Coloring Sheets
  • Cars During Play and Storytime

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What Makes a Car a Car?

Before we delve into the step-by-step process of drawing cars, let’s take a moment to understand the key traits that define a car. Studying real-life references is crucial to ensure that your drawing accurately represents a car and doesn’t resemble other vehicles. By familiarizing yourself with the characteristics of cars, whether you opt for a realistic or abstract approach, creating an identifiable car drawing becomes much easier.

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A car is defined as a four-wheeled road vehicle powered by an engine, capable of carrying a small number of people. When drawing a car, it’s important to incorporate the following features:

  • Four wheels
  • Designed for transporting people
  • Powered by an engine
  • Compact size, accommodating between 1 and 8 individuals

By including these traits, your drawing will unmistakably represent a car. Throughout the years, I’ve drawn different types of cars with various styles, but by ensuring these fundamental characteristics are present, the car is easily recognizable.

Types of Cars by Shapes

Cars can come in various shapes, as long as they possess the four critical features mentioned earlier. However, to make it simpler for kids, we can classify cars into three basic shapes.

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Initially, cars had box-like designs with straight lines and angles, resembling rectangles or trapezoids. Later on, car designs evolved to become more organic and rounded, with curvier shapes. One iconic example is the VW Beetle. Finally, sports cars and race cars often feature triangle-shaped designs, resembling an arrow, allowing them to achieve higher speeds.

How to Make a Car Drawing for Kids – Easy Peasy!

Now, let’s dive into the step-by-step tutorials for drawing cars that are perfect for kids and anyone looking for an easy approach. I’ve prepared three tutorials, each focusing on a specific shape: boxy, round, and triangle.

I hope you enjoy them!

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Car Drawing for Kids - How to draw a Round car

Car drawing for kids - How to draw an easy race car

Ideas on How to Color & Decorate Your Car Drawing for Kids

After completing your car drawing, it’s time to have some fun with colors and decorations. Cars can be any color you can imagine. On paper, they can also sport the craziest and most amusing designs. Let your imagination run wild! For instance, when drawing race cars, you can add numbers and checker designs.

Take a look at some of the ways I’ve colored and decorated them!

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Car Drawing For Kids - Race Car Color 1

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Get Some Free Printables!

If you prefer having a step-by-step tutorial in print, I’ve provided a convenient printable version. In my experience, having the tutorial on the table with your little ones makes it easier for them to follow along. Additionally, I’ve also created illustrations for you and your children to color. Simply click on the image or the button below it to download and enjoy!

If you create any drawings, I’d love for you to share them with me. Your artwork could inspire other children!

Cars During Play and Storytime

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Alternatively, you can also find Waytoplay Roads and cars on Amazon.

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My son enjoys playing with various car models, regardless of their shapes, materials, or sizes. Here are some of his favorites:

  • Melissa & Doug race cars and vehicle sets
  • Candylab Toys, particularly the taxi model
  • Micro Machines Disney Cars (sold individually in Spain, but the whole set is available elsewhere)
  • Le Toy Van London Set, a souvenir from London
  • Hotwheels cars, a favorite among him and his friends
  • Lubulona cars and buildings, which have a lovely aesthetic

If your child is a car enthusiast, I recommend exploring these books and their respective movies or series:

  • Good Night, Little Blue Truck, a charming bedtime story
  • Cars by Disney/Pixar, featuring Lightning McQueen and his friends (the sticker book is loads of fun!)
  • Paw Patrol
  • Cory Carson on Netflix
  • Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman, now a Netflix show as well

Car Drawing for Kids Can Be Entertaining and Easy!

As you’ve seen, drawing a car can be a straightforward process when broken down into simple steps. I would love to see your drawings! Feel free to share them on Instagram or any other platform—it would make my day.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this article and that you and your little ones have learned a lot about cars and drawing them. If you have any suggestions or questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Happy drawing!

Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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