DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Aboriginal Dot Art
"Another Great simple craft that I do with my kids is Aboriginal Dot Paintings. All you do is take a basic outline of an Aussie animal and using a cotton bud/cotton swab (Q-tip) you dot natural coloured paints into the shape until it is all filled. We usually use reds, browns, oranges, yellows and occasionally green.
Hope this has helped"
So my daughters and I had a look at the examples that Nicole sent and decided we would give it a try. They both picked kangaroo pictures and you can see the results.
- coloring page or template (see below)
- white paper and printer to print the template,
- poster paints or tempra paint in 'earthy' tones
- cotton swabs
- Select your template or coloring page and print it (see below).
- Dip a cotton swab in the paint and dab it on the coloring page.
- Use a new cotton swab for each color and use a variety of 'earthy' colours.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Templates with 2 pictures (half page each)
Koala and Kangaroo
Koala and Kangaroo 2
Kangaroo and Platypus
For some full page templates take a look at our Australian colouring pages.
Print friendly version of these instructions.