Painted Rock Garden Bugs

Painted Rock Garden Bugs

Fill your garden with helpful insects made from ordinary rocks and paint. Smooth stones with rounded edges make cute ladybugs and bees. A white base coat of paint will make the colors pop. If you make a mistake, simply paint it over and start again.

Materials
Smooth rocks, washed and dried

Small paintbrushes

Acrylic paint in white, black, red, yellow and other assorted colors

Broad-tip and fine-tip black permanent markers

Glue

Googly eyes, optional

Scissors

Sticky notes or plain white paper

Step 1:
Using a small brush, paint the rock(s) white and let dry.

Ladybugs:
Paint the entire rock red (or any other color you like). Let dry. Paint the top third of the rock black or color it with the broad-tip marker. Using the fine-tip permanent marker, draw a line down the middle and add dots for wings. Paint on eyes, or glue on googly eyes.

Bees:
Paint the entire rock yellow (or any other color you like). Let dry. Paint black lines across the bee’s body or draw lines with a broad-tip marker. Cut out small wings from the sticky notes or paper. Glue the wings to the bottom of the rock. Use the fine-tip marker to make the eyes and smile. 

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