Exotic Birds Dot Painting

This simple art form is a great fun activity for kids of all ages, in the classroom or at home. Using the templates provided, kids can create colourful mini masterpieces practicing the Aboriginal art of dot painting just with paint and cotton buds.

Exotic Birds Dot Painting

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes plus drying time per picture

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Print off the templates using white copier card.
  2. Make a palette of different coloured ready mixed paints. Have a cotton bud for each of the paint colours.
  3. Using a cotton bud dipped in the paint, fill in the outlines with dot prints. Experiment with different colours. Leave to dry.

Top Tip

Always dot the outline of the illustration first, and choose blocks of contrasting colours.