Craft Time: Ladybug Rocks

It’s the beginning of spring, and I’ve noticed so many ladybugs in the yard!  Here is a fun activity for your kids to make their own.

 You will need:

  • Smooth round or oval rocks, washed and dried
  • Acrylic craft pain in colors of your choice
  • Black acrylic craft paint
  • 2 wiggle eyes for each ladybug
  • Black permanent marker
  • Acrylic matte sealer spray
  • White craft glue (recommended: Tacky Glue)

How to make them:

  1. Completely wash and dry all rocks.
  2. Paint rocks in desired colors; allow to dry. Apply second and third coats if needed. Lighter colors will require more coats than darker shades.
  3. Paint head on using black acrylic craft paint. There is no pattern needed; simply paint about ¼ of the rock black in the “front.”
  4. Use a black permanent marker to draw a straight line down the center of the rock, starting at the center of the base of the “head.”
  5. Dip the end of a large paintbrush, or the eraser of a pencil, in black craft paint. Dot on the spots, reloading with paint after every dot.
  6. Once the paint is dry, spray the rock(s) with acrylic sealer spray. Allow sealer to dry completely.
  7. Using white craft glue, attach wiggle eyes and let dry.
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