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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Art for Little Hands - An Easy Ladybug Rock Craft

I have been wanting to do a rock craft w/the Lil Divas and what better time than with our Insect Theme!

Rock painting is fun, easy and full of so many possibilities.

Here's what we made-

Craft: Rock Ladybugs


Aren't they cute? I know you want to go out and find some rocks and make some now - go ahead, do it!

What You Need:
smooth circular or oval shaped rocks
Tempra or Acrylic paint in desired colors *FYI: Tempra paint has a chalkier look but it washes out easily. Acrylic paint will give you a glossy finish but it's permanent so I tend to stay away as much as possible :)
Black Acrylic Paint
paint brushes
cotton swabs
black permanent marker
wiggly eyes
tacky glue or glue gun

What To Do:
1. Start with a clean and dry rock

2. I drew a line in permanent marker to seperate the body and head - you could paint the whole thing and go over the head with the black paint but it will require more than 1 coat.


3. Paint the body portion of the rock using the desired color paint.


4. Allow time to dry


5. Using a black permanent marker make a line down the middle of the body.

6. Using a cotton swab dipped in black paint add dots to each side of the body/wings



7. Using the cotton swab paint the front portion of the rock black to make the head


8. Allow drying time


9. Add wiggly eyes using tacky glue or a glue gun (adults only) and behold your adorable Ladybug Rock!


These really came out cute and we only did 1 coat of paint because the girls were anxious to finish them. Another coat of paint would have made the color pop even more!

These would be cute and practical homemade gifts as paper weights , can be used to decorate your garden or displayed at home! :)

Be sure to let me know if you try them or if you make another rock insect! I'd love to see/hear about it.

Books:

  The Ladybug Waltz



Ladybugs: Red, Fiery, and Bright



Enjoy,
Bern

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17 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful craft! I've been enjoying your ideas during this ladybug theme :)

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  2. My youngest has asked for a ladybug birthday - I think maybe we'll add this as our party craft :)

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  3. They would look so cute in a garden! Lovely craft.

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  4. I love this ladybug craft. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

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  5. cute idea. my daughter loves to paint. great craft idea.

    asheardy@yahoo.com

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  6. Love it! I would add dance to Ladybug's Picnic and head outside on a Ladybug Hunt with magnifying glasses. :-) Bethe @balmeras

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  7. So cute! We need to try this one!

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  8. My daughter is going to love this. She loves rocks and loves painting, so this activity really fits the bill! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  9. Adorable! Nothing quite like a ladybird stone :-)

    Thank you for stopping by at Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  10. These are so cute! I am going to look for the books.

    This post counts as a entry in the June edition of the Summer Reading Challenge.

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  11. Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday! My son has been wanting to collect every bug he finds in the garden - if they were made of stones that would be ok!

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  12. Lovely! I think my girls would like to make some of these to live in their fairy garden.

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  13. I love this one too! It would make a really good activity for teachers to do in class.

    http://www.theheadsoffice.co.uk/resource-centre-week-22/

    This is a space for teachers & parents to share ideas for children

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  14. fun! I love painting on rocks. So cute to incorporate it into a book and your learning.

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