College of Liberal Arts

Creating Kaleidoscopic Tinker Tray Truck Art

Children's International Festival
Business, Culture and Education
Age group: Elementary School

Discover how Pakistan’s colorful aesthetics are often expressed through decorations and the creative ways truck drivers in Pakistan decorate their trucks with colorful kaleidoscopic designs. Learn how drivers personalize their trucks with fantastic artwork showing animals, celebrities, politicians, phrases, and sceneries that remind them of home. Truck art was once thought to be garish, but has recently become very popular in Pakistan and is now seen on clothing, accessories, accent pieces for the home and souvenirs.  Recreate Pakistan's kaleidoscopic truck art designs in your home by using sequins, beads, mirror tiles, stick-on foam shapes and other craft items from tinker trays and decorate a colorful toy truck with your own creative design.