Create Aboriginal Handprint Art
Over 3,500 years ago, Australian Aboriginals created unique handprints on cave walls by blowing a mixture of red ochre and water from their mouths over their hands. Artists also created unique rock paintings alongside their blown handprints to document their life. Traditional Aboriginal art uses lots of patterns and vibrant colors.
Teach your child about the art of ancient Australia by creating your own handprint art just like Aboriginal artists did thousands of years ago. It's a cinch with watered-down tempera paint and a spray bottle.
What You Need:
- 1 sheet of brown construction paper
- Spray bottle
- Tempera paint in red or black and other colors
- Cotton swabs