Here’s an idea for adding a little personality to those rocks you may be collecting over the summer.
- acrylic paint and brushes
- drop sheet or newspapers
- googly eyes
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.