How To Draw a Simple Cartoon Trash Can for Kids

How To Draw a Simple Cartoon Trash Can for Kids

No one likes taking out the trash, but how about drawing a trash bin instead? That’s much more fun than taking out the trash. Today we’re going to doodle a trash bin. Strange right? But it’s one of those everyday things children see often. It’s important to practice the transfer of 3d everyday objects into 2d images. This is how you build a child’s ability to be diverse with their report tire for art and techniques. The best thing you can do when you want to learn how to draw is practice, practice, practice! Even the most mundane objects present a new way to learn. Without further ado, let’s start!

Trash Can Final

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🖍️ Tools For Success

🎨 Parents: The only tools you need to use these how-to-draw tutorials are: an eraser, a pencil, and a piece of paper. But – if you have them around – a sketching pencil makes for fainter and softer lines that help kids build fine motor accuracy. I also recommend going over the sketch pencil with a black outline marker when you’re done for a neater finish. Lastly, erase the pencil marks before adding color.

Step-by-Step Guide: How To Draw a Trash Can 

  1. On the bottom of your paper, draw a thin and short rectangular-shape, then on the top parallel to it, draw another slender but longer rectangular-shape. 
  2. Connect these rectangular shapes with diagonal lines on their left and right side. 
  3. Let’s complete the trash can’s details by drawing three vertical lines inside its body. Make sure that the distance between the lines is even. Then, at the top of the trash can’s lid, draw a small rectangular handle with two curved corners on its top.
  4. Trash cans are commonly gray colored, but you can hit it with any color you want, depending on how you like it! 

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