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Project #175

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Construction Paper in Black and Brown
Construction Paper Crayons
Glue Stick
Pencil or Pen
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Study Australian Aboriginal art, then create a drawing of a kangaroo. This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Study Australian aboriginal symbols. This project uses the symbols for sun, water and kangaroo tracks.
  • Step 2
    Find pictures of kangaroos jumping. Trace the outline of the kangaroo to use as a template.
    Or, you can print our template for the kangaroo, as well as the sun and kangaroo tracks: Kangaroo Template
  • Step 3
    On a 12x18" sheet of black construction paper, draw and cut out the kangaroo shape, circles for the sun, and kangaroo tracks. Arrange the pieces and glue them to a piece of 12x18" dark brown construction paper.
  • Step 4
    Using construction paper crayons, embellish the symbols with dots and patterns.
  • Step 5
    Add wavy lines to represent the stream.
  • Step 6
    Complete by filling in the background with dots and patterns.

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