Make your own Aboriginal dot painting


What you need:

  •  Canvas, cardboard or paper to paint on
  •  Coloured paints
  •  Kitchen sponges
  •  Elastic bands
  •  Toilet roll
  •  Ear buds

Number of players:


Make a spiral sponge by rolling the kitchen sponge up and securing it with an elastic band.

Make another spiral sponge by wrapping it around a toilet roll and securing it with an elastic band.

Your child can use the spiral sponges in place of paint brushes.

Use different coloured paints to cover the cardboard or paper.

Use the ear buds to create a dotted pattern on the painting.


  • You may want to wait for the painting to dry first to avoid the paints bleeding into each other, before allowing your child to create dots.

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