Anyway, in April a boy complained that the extra table was facing a blank wall. He requested some artwork....He was quite specific when I asked him what he thought should go there, he said: "A Cat. Driving a Monster Truck."
I don't think he expected me to paint one for him, but that is just what I did. It is Pete the Cat driving this monster truck. After I hung it up, we had a couple of days at the very end of the year that were weird---assemblies and stuff---so I found an Art For Kid's Hub video on how to draw a monster truck, and we made it one of our final projects of the year. I don't use art videos very often, but this was perfect and it went with my poster.
Also, kids could customize their monster truck and put whatever they wanted as the driver. They loved it! They could customize the paint job, the background, and it was a hit with boys and girls alike.
12X18 paper (we used brown craft paper)
pencils and erasers
circle tracers for wheels (we used a tape roll for tires)
construction paper crayons and regular crayons (for black and red)