You’re sure to have a hoot making these owl painted rocks! Paint these owls on flat stones using acrylic paint, and then add in the finer details with a paint pen. It’s such a fun, kid friendly craft, perfect for beginners to rock painting!
Place the painted rocks in gardens, leave them for others to find, or give them as a homemade gift to the owl lover in your life. These owl painted rocks also make great paperweights and look super cute displayed in a shadow box!
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DIY Painted Owl Rocks
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
Step 2: Outline the owl
- Use a pencil to draw the main features of your owl.Try 2 circles for the eyes, a diamond for the nose, 2 curves above the nose and a semi-circle for the wing on one side.
Step 3: Paint the owl
- Use white acrylic paint and a paintbrush to fill in the whites of the eyes.
- Paint the top part of the owl, around the eyes, purple.(All these colours are just suggestions, so feel free to choose your own!)
- Paint the beak yellow.
- Paint the right side of the owl light blue.
- Use light pink paint to cover the left wing.
- Carefully add black paint dots to the center of the owl's eyes.Allow the paint to dry for 30 minutes or until dry to the touch.
Step 4: Add final details to the owl
- Paint light blue lines to represent feathers above the eyes.
- Add little dots of white inside the black dots of the eyes.
- Use a black paint pen to outline the different areas of the owl. (Around the eyes and beak, and between the different colours.)
- Add feather details to the left wing with the paint pen.Allow to dry 10 minutes before handling.
- Your owl painted rock is complete!Follow the same basic steps to create other cute owl rocks.
- If you don’t feel comfortable painting small details with a brush, use paint pens to paint the whole owl!
- We only painted the tops of the rocks, but you could easily paint the bottom as the back of the owl, or even paint a whole new owl on the other side!
What kind of rocks should I use?
Flat, smooth rocks are the best for rock painting. You can gather rocks yourself (make sure to wash and dry them!), or you can buy them at the dollar store, the craft store, or on Amazon. You can also buy rock painting kits!
“Caribbean beach pebbles” work really well for rock painting. If you’re looking for a larger quantity of rocks you can find them at landscape supply stores, or at a big box hardware store like Home Depot.
What’s the best paint for rock painting?
Acrylic paint works really well for rock painting. Our owls only needed one coat of paint, and the coverage was great!
We only used a fine tipped paint pen for outlining the details on the owl, but you could easily use different coloured paint markers to make your entire owl.
Do I need to seal my owl painted rocks?
If you’re just going to display your owl painted rocks inside, then you’re probably okay to leave the rocks as is. But if you’re going to put them outside in the garden, or keep them for a long time, you’ll want to add a protective coating on them.
Rock painting is such a creative activity, and it’s a great craft to do at sleepovers or during a day off school. It’s so fun to do owl rock painting that you’ll want to make a whole family!
Owls are such cool birds (did you know that they can turn their heads 270 degress?!), and they’re the perfect shape to fit on rocks. Follow our simple designs, or make up your own, and paint the rocks in all your favourite colours!
Here’s even more fun craft ideas:
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