Serpent Stories, Aboriginal Style

Serpent Stories, Aboriginal Style craft

Looking for a new story-telling inspiration? Try this speckled drawing technique, used by aboriginal artists in Australia.

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    Imagine a story to tell your best friend. Who is the main character? Where does the story take place? What happens in it?

  • 2.

    Sketch your main character on paper with Crayola® Colored Pencils. Your character might be your brother, sister, a pet snake (serpent), or an imaginary alien from outer space--whatever you like! Make your drawing at least as large as your hand. With Crayola Washable Markers, trace your pencil drawing.

  • 3.

    Cover your work area with newspaper. In a style similar to aboriginal artists in Australia, use markers and Crayola Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes to fill the main character with patterns of dots and lines.

  • 4.

    Fill in the background, your story setting, with more patterns. Use the drawing to help tell your story to friends and family.