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Under 7
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Koala Painting
Use cotton balls as your paintbrush to create a koala masterpiece.
  • Sheet of green construction paper
  • Shallow container for paint
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton swabs
  • Small piece of black fun foam
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Black and white paint
  • Koala pattern
  • 2 black mini pom-poms
  • Scissors
Step 1
Download and Print the Pattern

Download and print the koala pattern.

Step 2
Draw Koala

Use the pattern to draw the koala outline on the construction paper.

Step 3
Make Paint

Put 2 teaspoons of black paint and 2 teaspoons of white paint in a container. (Do not mix the paint.)

Step 4
Paint Koala

Use cotton balls as paint brushes. Dab a little at a time to get a fuzzy gray color. Use the cotton swabs to spread the paint on the koala's ears. Set aside to dry.

Step 5
Add Nose and Eyes

Cut an oval-shaped nose out of fun foam. Glue on the nose and then add pom-poms for eyes.

Step 6
Use Markers to Color the Tree Branch
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