Check out these super easy Ladybug Painted Rocks. Great Spring and Summer Crafts for kids and make fabulous camping kids crafts as well as the entire family.
Everyone will love these sweet little Ladybug Painted Rocks. They make for a fun activity that can live in as garden art all year long.
They are also great camping crafts. I find my kids always need a little downtime when we are camping. Camping kids' crafts like this are always great for having them sit for a few minutes (hopefully more) and using their creativity.
Fun Ways To Put This Rock Painting To Use
Ladybugs like these beauties are always fun for kids. In addition, we have a sweet ladybug coloring page if you use these for a ladybug lesson, a ladybug party, or just a ladybug lover.
Painting rocks are not only a really cool way to get creative, but you can actually use them for so many fun things as well. Stop and think outside the box about ways these beauties will bring a smile to the faces of others. They are great for a fairy garden too. There really are lots of rock ideas.
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Hide Ladybug Rocks Throughout Your Town
Hiding and painting rocks is so much fun! Can you imagine the joy that someone will get once they find and discover your adorable ladybug painted rock? Put them in places that aren't "too" hidden so that others can easily find them as well.
We've hidden these kindness rocks on the trail, underneath bushes, and in fun rock gardens where they're certain to easily be discovered. It is always fun to add your name, date, and age to the bottom of the rock too.
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Give Painted Rocks as a Homemade Gift
Homemade gifts are the best. You or your child can easily paint this rock and give it as a homemade paperweight or a fun addition for your loved one to put in their garden area as well. These are so fun and a great way to give as gifts, you will definitely be doing it over and over again!
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Decorate the front of your yard for some added fun
Since this type of rock painting activity does not take a long time, you can make these painted rocks in abundance and have them scattered around your own yard for fun as garden decor too.
Paint one rock art for starters and find a great home for it and then branch out and paint some more. After each one dries, have it in your yard for all to see. Who knows - you might just inspire someone else to be creative and paint their own ladybug creations as well. They are a fun way to inspire others to paint rocks and place them around town.
What Supplies are Needed for Rock Painting?
This is the best part! It does not take a lot of supplies (may not even need a trip to the craft stores or dollar stores). If you are looking to make these as a camping craft, then you will only need to pack a small number of supplies.
- Acrylic paints (black, white, and a color)
If you are unable to find smooth rocks while out camping, you can find rocks for painting at the dollar store, home improvement store, or a local park.
How to Paint a Ladybug on a Rock
The great thing about making these rocks is that while there are simple step-by-step instructions to create them, they leave a lot of room for creativity and fun, too. This is because the trend of painted rocks really does let kids of all ages join in on the fun!
When it comes to simple crafts, you are not going to find a tutorial more simple than this.
Paint the rocks a solid color. There is really no need to paint all the way around the rock as it is going to be on the ground. But does not hurt if the entire rock is painted.
Adding the animal features to the rock
Next using black paint, you are going to paint one tip of the rock. This will be the black head of the ladybug, so should only cover one-four to one-third of the rock.
Next, you will continue with the black paint and paint one straight line down the middle of the rock from the head to the tail.
Next, you will paint your ladybug black spots. For these, you can use a dotting tool, the back end of the paintbrush, or paint pens to make the black dots.
Let the black paint dry.
Adding Googly Eyes
Sure you could glue on store-bought eyes, but painting on eyes is just as easy and will allow your ladybug to live outside year-round.
Using the white acrylic paint, paint on two white spots in the middle of your blackhead to make the white eyes.
Once the white has dried, you can add a small black dot inside it to make the eyes. If your paintbrush is too big, you can always use the other end of the paintbrush to add a dot.
Although the red paint makes for a more traditional ladybug rock art, have fun with the colors and eyes and make them your own.
Rainbows are our jam, so we of course wanted a ladybug rock in every color. The way they look in our garden is awesome.
I sure hope you enjoy this fun project of painted rocks as much as we do. We would love to see photos of your painted rocks, so feel free to send them to us.
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- Paint brush
- Grab your garden rocks or beach rocks and clean them if needed.
- Paint the rocks a solid color. There is really no need to paint all the way around the rock as it is going to be on the ground. But does not hurt if the entire rock is painted.
- Next using the black paint, you are going to paint one tip of the rock.
- This will be the head of the ladybug, so should only cover one-four to one-third of the rock.
- Next you will continue with the black paint and paint one stripe down the middle of the rock from the head to the tail.
- Next you will paint your ladybug spots.
- Let the black paint dry.
- Using the white paint, paint on two white spots in the middle of your black head.
- Once the white has dried, you can add a small black dot inside it to make the eyes. If your paint brush is too big, you can always use the other end of the paint brush to add a dot.
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