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Aboriginal Art For Kids

Updated on June 22, 2011

Australia's native population, the Aboriginals, have produced countless pieces of artwork and these products are a well-known Australian souvenir. Aboriginal art is rich in color and it features many dots in various patterns. If you are looking for Aboriginal art for kids then a few things come to mind: we can think of T-shirts with Aboriginal decorations but also boomerangs (fun to play with!) and keychains.

For children interested in music you could consider bringing a colorful didgeridoo with Aboriginal art. Another item you can consider, perhaps to decorate your child's room, is an Aboriginal painting. With all the patterns and colors, these can decorate your child's room very nicely and it helps to teach them about other cultures, both present and past.

Aboriginal art for children can provide a simple yet effective way to show more about the culture of indigenous Australians.

Aboriginal art - Boomerangs

Aboriginal art: boomerangs
Aboriginal art: boomerangs | Source

Let's start with boomerangs. Yes, it's true, they do come back when you throw them! It is nice to try this in the park with your children! In Australia you can purchase boomerangs made from various types of wood and in various sizes.

Many are rather small and some are intended to be placed somewhere. Other boomerangs are indeed large enough for easy throwing and catching.

They also make a great gift to friends who happen to have young kids in the family.

Aboriginal art - Didgeridoos

Aboriginal art: didgeridoos
Aboriginal art: didgeridoos | Source

The didgeridoo is not the most obvious choice in a child's hands because it can be quite difficult to produce even a basic sound. If your child loves exotic instruments then the didgeridoo is of course worth considering.

Even if you have difficulty playing the didgeridoo these instruments are one of the finer products of Aboriginal art. It combines both their musical culture with their style of art which makes it, from whatever perspective, a prime work of Aboriginals.

Aboriginal art - T-shirts

While the clothing of Aboriginals definitely looked different compared to modern T-shirts, there are many T-shirts for sale with aboriginal prints and images. If nothing else, you can give your kids some aboriginal art to wear. A T-shirt is cheap but it is still a memorable souvenir from a country as Australia: you can wear it often as a 'trophy' that you have traveled to the land down under!

Where to find aboriginal art for kids?

You can find aboriginal art for kids in pretty much any Australian city. There are many specialized Aboriginal art stores all around Australia which sell paintings and didgeridoos but also other products.

The Queen Victoria Market or Paddy's Markets in Melbourne and Sydney respectively are great places to stroll around and to find Aboriginal artwork.

If you wish to support the current native Aboriginal population of Australia with your purchase then you must make sure the product was made by an Aboriginal artist. As you can imagine, there are many companies who produce products with the same art style. It is hard to tell the difference so it takes some extra effort if you want your Aboriginal art to be genuine.

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      Alla 3 years ago

      Well maaimcdaa nuts, how about that.

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      Mura Mura Art 5 years ago

      This is a great way to create an interest in Aboriginal Art. Good hub!

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      aboutaustralia 5 years ago from Newcastle, New South Wales

      Wonderful to get the kids interested in Australian Aboriginal Art. Nice hub! Sharon

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      simeonvisser 7 years ago

      Certainly. If you can't play them then you can still put them somewhere to look at. But the kids might not care about that :)

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      Jason Menayan 7 years ago from San Francisco

      The didgeridoos in that pic are gorgeous - something for the kids to aspire to. ;)