Dot paintings can be painted on anything though in aboriginal times they used to paint dot pictures on rocks, caves etc. Mostly indigenous Australians painted nature like animals or lakes and of course the dream time. They used to paint stories and legends on caves and rocks to represent their religion.
No-Prep Activity Ideas~ Download mandalas from 6 themes (animals, countries, dragons, etc.) and three levels (beginner, advanced, and expert). Designs may be printed in black and white for students to color, or they can be colored online and then printed out. Great activities that connect to a many areas of the curriculum. Check out this Lessons4Now blog post for more, quick activities that will interest and engage your students!
Ms Maggie Mo's Australian Aboriginal hand project: spray hand with thinned white or black tempera, student paints dots with sticks. I showed 1988 Nat Geo Aborigine video of Gagadju Aborigines blowing paint from mouths over hands as part of ritual. Awesome video also shows artist making intricate bark painting. by colleen