Splatter Bugs


Here’s an idea for adding a little personality to those rocks you may be collecting over the summer.


  • rocks
  • acrylic paint and brushes
  • drop sheet or newspapers
  • googly eyes
  • glue



1. Gather up some rocks that have been cleaned – washed and dried – and ready to be painted. Acrylic paints are best for this because they are waterproof, so your splatter bugs will be able to stay outside, in their natural habitat, without losing their colours. If you want a base colour on the rocks, paint and allow it to dry before splattering other colours on top.


2. Combine a little water with the acrylic paints, so they are a good consistency for splattering, which is best done outside on a drop sheet, newspapers or even the grass.


Lay the rocks down and using a paint brush, splatter paint on them. Once dry, you can either paint eyes on them, or glue googly eyes to bring them to life.








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20 responses to “Splatter Bugs

  1. too cute!! I love anything with googley-eyes!!

  2. Theses are so clever – and PERFECT for next week when I’ll be spending lots of time with the grandkids….inexpensive, easy, and fun. Thanks for a great idea!

  3. Oh would the kids have fun with this! It’s splatter that matters. lol!

  4. I love this!! Can’t wait to try with my kids and cousins this summer. Pinned! thanks for linking up to Create LInk Inspire

  5. Definitely going to do this with my little boy once we break up.


  6. Oh these are great, need to make some with my daughter 🙂

    Thanks for sharing over at the weekend blog hop, pinning 🙂

  7. these are the cutest thing, will definitely be making these in a craft session #weekendbloghop

  8. love this twist on rock painting! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  9. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  10. craftymomsshare

    So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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