Paint a Koala

Use cotton balls as your paintbrush to create a koala masterpiece.

What You Need

  • 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

What You Do

  • STEP 1:

    Download and Print the Pattern
    Download and print the koala pattern.

  • STEP 2:

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

  • STEP 3:

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

  • STEP 4:

    Paint the 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 the 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:

    Create the Tree Branch
    Use markers to color the tree branch.