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1305-2a Australia
Cave Painting

Designed by Tracia Ledford-Williams

Australia’s native inhabitants, the Aborigines, left their mark through their paintings on rocks and the walls of cave. The designs feature repetitive geometric shapes and mythical beings. Use these ideas to paint your own rocks and leave your mark for the future.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 1 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Social Studies
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time Needed for Project:
1 hour plus drying time

This project features notes or instructions in Adobe Reader format. If you
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Main supplies:

  • Elmer’s® Galactic Glue™ Blue
  • Elmer’s® Painters® Opaque Paint
  • Markers
  • A flat rock
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Optional: colored pencils


Australia Cave Painting Pattern (PDF)

Basic Supplies:

  • Paintbrushes


1.  Basecoat the rocks with black paint. Let dry. Using the paint markers divide the painted area into sections. Then paint a different pattern in each section. Use simple lines, x’s, dots, and other geometric designs.
2.  Let designs dry. Seal with a coat of Galactic Glue.

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