Aboriginal Dot Painting


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
a lizard
and 
a kangaroo
(not pictured)
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?



9 comments:

  1. How cool! Your painting is great! And painting the body looks like fun, too.

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  2. Beautiful pictures, the colours are gorgeous!

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  3. Thanks everyone! We really had a good time learning about this amazing type of artwork

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  4. I have never done this, but I love the idea and can't wait to try it with my girls.
    Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  5. This looks like it was so much fun! I think my daughter would absolutely love painting with a cotton swab. I never let her near those things in the bathroom! Thanks for sharing :-)

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