Australia Crafts: Cave Drawings

CaveDrawingPinThis is a fantastic project to follow up learning about all the amazing and beautiful cave drawings found in Australia.  I love crafts that showcase children’s original work and this is a great way to add a little flair to your classroom walls!


  • Butcher Paper
  • Pastels or Chalk
  • Examples of Cave Drawings


Suggest Resources for a Unit Study:

aus5    aus6  australia  australiapeople

Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

First of course you'll want to show your children examples of Aboriginal art work.

Step 2

Unroll a large sheet of butcher paper and tape it to your table. (Or better yet, outside to the sidewalk!)

Step 3

Provide children with colored chalk or pastels. We used the charcoal and crayons above but it was SUPER powdery and messy so be warned :)

Step 4

Illustrate some figures and shapes for children to copy. Encourage them to try to find symbols and other ways to represent people, animals or objects.

Step 5

Let children experiment with the qualities of the chalk, and make drawings representing what they've seen.

Step 6

Show children ways to outline and add dimension to their drawings

Step 7

When your cave drawing is complete, hang it up in your classroom for the duration of your unit study. (Hair Spray keeps the chalk from dusting)

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