You don’t need much to make these cute ladybird rocks. They’ll brighten up the garden at any time of year, or you can use them as a paperweight, mantlepiece decoration or pick a larger stone for a homemade doorstop. Kids will love getting creative with their own designs – here’s an easy one to get you started!
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How to paint ladybird rocks
30 mins, plus drying time
You will need
- Smooth and fairly flat rock or stone
- Acrylic paint
- Jar or mug of water, to clean the paintbrushes
- Newspaper, for the table
- Wash and dry the rock, then paint it white all over. Allow to dry. This will make the colours more vibrant.
- Paint the rocks in your chosen colour (we chose bright red). Allow to dry completely before applying a second coat.
- Once dry, use black paint to paint one end of the rock for the head, then add a straight line down the centre for the wings and little circles on the body to create ladybird spots. Allow to dry.
- Finish by painting on a funny face, or you could add googly eyes.