I homeschool my children and we have been having a wonderful time virtually visiting Australia for the past two weeks.
It's hard to visit Australia and not come across the stunning Indigenous Australian art.
If you do a Google search for it
you'll find the most amazing images!
We decided to give it a try with tempera paint and cotton swabs
I Googled templates for the animals we wanted to use
and printed them out
and we started painting our dots!
C started out painting dots but quickly lost interest
she did, however,
enjoy using the cotton swab like a paint brush
When the animals were dry I cut them out and pasted them to a thicker piece of paper
just for a little more depth and texture difference
C discovered that if she twirls the cotton swab
it'll create neat little squiggles
I did get her to put a few dots on her painting!
C's finished product
Momma's finished product
Little A tried to convince me to let them do some Aboriginal body painting
she got a bath instead!
Have you done any indigenous art?