How cute are these little ladybird pet rocks? They’re really quick and simple to make, the perfect outdoor project. You don’t just have to stick to making ladybirds either, why not try making frogs, bumble bees and butterflies too?…
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Mars Black Art Acrylic Paint Tube 75ml
Daler Rowney Graduate Primary Red Acrylic Paint 120ml
Kids Paint Brush Set 12 Pack
Mixing Tray 6 Wells
Easy Glue Eyes 7mm 100 Pack
Mini Glue Dots 10mm 300 Pack
You will also need:
Pebble from the garden
Start by preparing your work space by laying down newspaper. Paint the front of the pebble red, and leave to dry. The pebbles may need another coat of paint (this will depend on the natural colour of the pebble) it is up to you and how well the paint has covered the pebble after the first coat.
Once the pebble has completely dried, paint the back of the pebble and leave to dry again.
Decide which end of your pebble is going to be the face and paint this black as well as painting a black stripe down the middle and some black spots (use the image above as a reference).
Place a glue dot on the back of two googly eyes and secure in place on your ladybird.
Hints and Tips
Instead of painting your ladybird rock pet the traditional red, why not opt for something a little different like a yellow or purple ladybird?
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