Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft} - Engineer Mommy
May 282016
 

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A few weeks ago, my girls and I were playing in the backyard when my 5 year old started collecting some rocks and stones. She told me she wanted to paint them! We decided that it would be a lot of fun if we could place them back outside after they were painted. So we decided to paint the stones to look like bugs! It was such a fun little project that my girls really had a lot of fun with!

This is a perfect way to spark a child’s imagination and also let them have fun in a creative way!

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}

Here’s what you’ll need:
acrylic paints in various colors
waterproofing spray
googly eyes
paint brushes
stones or rocks of various sizes and shapes

Here’s how this little project comes together:
1. Start by gathering your stones. It’s best to use a wide variety of sizes and shapes.

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}


2. Pour a small dollop of acrylic paint into a paper plate and paint each of your stones with a single color. I only painted the top side, since the bottom side will be facing the ground and more prone to water damage!
Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}


3. Next, paint a small triangular section on each of the stones with black paint. This will be represent the bug’s head. Now, flip your paintbrush over and use the bristle-free side to add black polka dots all over the bug’s body!
Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}


4. Let dry fully!
Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}


5. Finally, add some googly eyes with a bit of hot glue and liberally spray with a few coats of waterproofing spray!
Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}


These have been a big hit in our yard. Everyone loves these little guys!
Painted Stone Bugs {a kid's craft}

Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}







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 May 28, 2016  Posted by

6 Responses to “Painted Stone Bugs {a kid’s craft}”

  1. What a cute idea to keep kids entertained for a couple hours

  2. What a cute idea. I am going to pin for later. My 3 yr old would love to make these.

  3. These bugs are so adorable! My son loves animals, including bugs. He will love to make these!

    • EngineerMommy

      You should totally try to make these with your son, Deb! It’s a great way to spark a little one’s creativity!

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