Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Paint Your Own Aboriginal Boomerang

You learned yesterday that Aboriginal artists in the desert often paint on objects like rocks, water carriers, and boomerangs. Today, paint your own Aboriginal boomerang.

Supplies Needed:

Construction Paper
Boomerang Tracer (optional)
Cover your workspace.

Choose a piece of construction paper. Any color will work, but I recommend using brown, yellow, orange, or black. I chose to use orange.

If you have a boomerang tracer, trace it onto your construction paper. If not, draw your own boomerang. Look at my example at the bottom of the page to help you with the shape.

Use your paintbrush to paint some shapes onto your boomerang. I drew two watering holes (circles) and some animal tracks (squiggly lines).

Using a different Q-Tip for each color, outline your shapes with dots. When you do this, you are making concentric shapes, just like the Aboriginal desert artists.
Cover your entire boomerang with paint. Let it dry, then hang it and enjoy!

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