Lesson Plan

Aboriginal Hand Prints

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A part of a study of Australian Aboriginal culture, class members listen to a Dreamtime story about a father who stenciled his handprint on a rock wall.  Class members then make their own hand print art representative of themselves and/or their family.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Review with class members the appropriate use of the atomizer bottles, scissors, and other art supplies
  • Include the activity in a unit study of Australian Aboriginal culture
  • Model Aboriginal dot painting techniques 
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires additional prep time to download, print, and laminate examples
  • Sample paintings are available for purchase
  • Provides a list or materials required for the activity
  • None