Get ready to dig into a world of fun with our 26 excavator coloring pages that are entirely free to download and print! If your little ones are fascinated by the strength of construction machinery, these printables are sure to ignite their excitement and provide an invigorating craft experience.
For this series, you will find a wide variety of excavators, including simple outlines of ones for young kids, mighty bucket wheel excavators, one-person excavators, tractor excavators, mining excavators, and popular branded excavators like CAT, Caterpillar, and John Deere to name a few!
To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Excavator Coloring Pages
Excavators are easy and fun to color, but those pages can pile up fast.
Try these 10 fun, simple, and inexpensive craft ideas that your child is sure to love.
1. Bring the Excavator to Life
For this easy craft, the excavator should be colored and cut out with the boom, stick, and dipper separated and reattached with paper fasteners.
Make a base for the excavator with a piece of black posterboard cut in the shape of the bottom rollers. Four holes should be cut in this piece.
When little fingers are placed through the holes, the boom can be positioned in various ways, and the youngster can make it travel along wherever he or she pleases!
2. Laminate a Toy Truck
An excavator coloring page is ideal for laminating a toy truck or car.
When the pages are colored and the excavators carefully cut out, they should be sealed in contact paper. This will create a shiny surface.
Next, craft glue or rubber cement should be used to glue the cutouts to whichever toys your child prefers.
You can spray a coat of acrylic sealer over the surface to preserve the artwork if you like, but either way, your children’s toys just got a facelift.
3. Make a 3D Poster
For this interesting craft, leave the finished coloring page in its entirety and glue it to a piece of cardboard.
Transform all the major components into 3D by adding makeshift embellishments.
These can include things like Easter straw for grass, black buttons for rolling gear, brown puffy paint for clumps of dirt, and even a big, yellow pom-pom as the sun.
For extra fun, the youngsters can draw themselves in the driver’s seat, and the result is colorful artwork for a wall or refrigerator.
4. Decorate a Sheet Cake Container
Start this engaging craft by wrapping a rectangular piece of cardboard in shiny tinfoil.
When the excavator is colored, it should be cut out and positioned in the center of the foil-wrapped cardboard.
The entire ensemble should then be sealed in glassine and glued to the lid of the sheet cake cover.
With brightly colored puffy paint, the youngster can write, “Look what we’ve uncovered!” which, of course, is the cake!
5. I Dig You!
This craft is perfect for a classroom and is easy for children of any age.
Once the students have colored their excavators, each child should be given a white square of paper to glue over the cab.
Inside the white square, the children should write “I dig you!” with a black marker, and glue a red heart next to it, made from construction paper.
Another heart should be cut from the same paper and placed at the top of the bucket as if the excavator has scooped it up. This makes a great keepsake for mom or dad!
6. A Fun Place to Hang Keys
Start this craft by having the youngster color an excavator and glue the page to a piece of corkboard. It can be trimmed in advance to fit.
Next, have the child write “Keys” in bright-colored puffy paint on the bucket.
Seal the artwork with acrylic spray, and place a small nail underneath the word “keys.”
When the string is stapled to the ensemble, it can be placed in a garage or entryway as a fun place to hang keys.
7. Construction Zone
If your child wants to make a funny sign for his or her bedroom, excavator coloring pages are perfect.
Once the excavator is finished, it should be glued to thin cardboard, and a bright marker should be used to write the words “Construction Zone,” which, of course, is the child’s bedroom.
The youngster can draw himself or herself in the cab and create a text bubble from plain, white paper that says, “Enter at Your Own Risk,” and this funny door sign is ready to be hung.
8. Classroom Fun With Excavators
For this enjoyable classroom craft, have each youngster color an excavator, using a different color for each separate part.
The excavator should be cut out and glued to a piece of plain white poster board in a size that leaves a generous border.
Using colored markers around the border, they should try to write the name of each part, using the same shade used to color that part.
The children can have fun competing to see who can create their legend first!
9. Laminate Dad’s Tool Box
Excavators are perfect items from which to make homemade decals, and these can be used to decorate dad’s (or mom’s!) toolbox.
Two or three excavators should be colored for this craft, and when they are cut from the pages, they should be sealed in contact paper, with the excess trimmed off.
Adhesive squares can then be added to use as decals on the top, front, and sides of the toolbox.
10. Make Throwing Out Trash Fun
If your child has some excavator coloring pages that are piling up, why not let him or her use them to decorate the kitchen garbage can?
When they are cut from the page, they can be easily attached to the outer surface of the can with Krazy glue.
A few coats of acrylic spray will keep the artwork looking good and may even motivate your youngster to throw out the trash!