Aren’t these Ladybug Painted Rocks the cutest? These adorable little bugs will look amazing in your home and outside in your garden.
For this latest tutorial, I’m going to show you how to turn simple rocks into gorgeous ladybugs. This is a fun project to keep your children creative this summer.
You don’t have to paint them only in red and black. Make this project even more fun by searching for different coloured ladybugs outside for inspiration.
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Ladybug Painted Rocks Supplies
- Medium-sized stones
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
How to make Ladybug Painted Rocks
To make these cute stone ladybugs, you will need to gather all the listed supplies from above. Once you have all the supplies you are ready to start.
Take a clean stone according to the size you want your ladybugs to be. Use white acrylic paint to paint the whole stone into white colour. Allow the acrylic paint to dry.
After the white acrylic paint has dried, take red acrylic paint and paint the whole stone into a red colour. Once again, allow the paint to dry.
Now, take a very thin paintbrush and black acrylic paint. Use the brush to draw the head of the ladybug on the front. Leave two circular gaps in the middle of the head for the eyes.
Now draw a straight thin line in the middle of the ladybug’s body. Then use the same brush or a round tip brush to draw the spots of the ladybug on its body.
Paint the two eye gaps of the ladybug using white acrylic paint.
Now take blue and black acrylic paint to draw the eyes.
Finish it off by using white acrylic paint and a thin brush to draw the white spots (or antenna) of the ladybug. Allow the whole stone to dry completely.
Frequently asked Questions
Where can I find the rocks?
You can find rocks at most home improvement stores, at garden centres and also at craft supply stores. The dollar stores and Walmart may also carry them. Make sure to check the floral department in craft stores if you are having trouble finding them. Of course, you can also buy them on Amazon.
What kind of paint should I use if I want to keep the Ladybug Painted Rocks outside?
I suggest using Patio Paint because it is formulated specifically for outdoor use. You can get it on Amazon, or check your local craft supply store.