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Easy Dot Pictures

I was out for a couple days with a sub earlier this year (around Valentine’s Day) and I found this easy dot picture idea.  Since it was around Valentine’s Day, I left in my plans that kids could make hearts for their design or if they wanted to draw a different design that was fine too.  The steps are simple and easy, which is great for a substitute lesson.  I usually don’t leave paint for sub lessons, but I figured Q-tips would be easy to clean-up.  When I returned, we read a Scholastic Art magazine about Pointillism.

Pointillist Pictures

1.  Draw a simple shape or design on a square piece of paper.  (No actual reason for the square, but I like the kids to experiment with different sizes and shapes of paper.)

2.  Outline in black paint or Sharpie.

3.  Use Q-tips to paint dots in areas of the shape.

Painting with Dots

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About Marcia Beckett

Marcia is an elementary art teacher and loves painting, drawing, sculpture, art journaling and clay. Her blog, Art is Basic, features many exciting art projects for kids.
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