Check out this super easy Ladybug Rock Painting. Great Summer Crafts for kids and make fabulous camping kids crafts as well as the entire family.
Everyone will love these sweet little Ladybug Rock Paintings.
Not only is it a creative way to have the kids be artsy and active, but who does not love how cute lady bugs are?!
They are also great camping craft. I find my kids always need a little down time when we are camping. Camping kids crafts like this are always great at having them sit for a few minutes (hopefully more) and uses their creativity.
Fun Ways To Put This Rock Painting To Use
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.
Hide them throughout your town
Hiding painting rocks is so much fun! Can you imagine the joy that someone will get once they find and discover your painted rock? Put them in places that aren’t “too” hidden so that others can easily find them as well.
We’ve hidden them 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.
Give them 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 to give as gifts, you will definitely be doing it over and over again!
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, too.
Paint one 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.
What Supplies are Needed for Rock Painting?
This is the best part! It does not take a lot of supplies. If you are looking to make these as a camping craft, then you will only need to pack a small amount of supplies.
- Acrylic paint (black, white, and a color)
- Paint brush
How to Paint a Ladybug on a Rock
The great thing about making these rocks is that while there are simple directions 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 craft, you are not going to find a tutorial more simple than this.
Have the kids explore and find some rocks.
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 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.
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 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.
Have fun with the colors and eyes and make them your own.
Rainbows are our jam, so we of course wanted a ladybug rock painting in every color. We love the way they look in our garden.
We hope you enjoy these painted rocks as much as we do. We would love to see photos of your painted rocks, so feel free to send it to us.
Other Camping Crafts and Kids Activities You Might Enjoy
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- PAPER WIND SOCK CRAFT TUTORIAL
- PAPER WEAVING – PAPER CRAFTS FOR KIDS
- INDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT FOR KIDS
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