Aboriginal Dot Painting

Using the animal templates provided, create colourful mini masterpieces practicing the Aboriginal art of dot painting

Skill Level

Easy

Time to Make

30 minutes plus drying time per picture

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. Print off the six templates of Australian animals using white copier paper. Or, draw the outline freehand of a lizard, turtle etc. directly onto white or coloured card.
  2. Make up a palette of different colour acrylic paints. Have a cotton bud for each of the paint colours.
  3. Using a cotton bud dipped in the paint, fill in the animal outlines with dot prints. Experiment with different colours. Leave to dry.
  4. If you wish to frame your picture, draw a 2cm frame around the picture using a ruler. Then trim this off.
  5. Then stick this to a different coloured piece of A4 card using a glue stick, ensuring your picture is centrally positioned.
  6. Punch two holes in the top of the frame, thread a piece of ribbon for a hanger.

Top Tip

Always dot the outline of the animal first, and choose contrasting colours.

Template

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