Create these adorable sheep painted rocks using paint pens, smooth rocks, and a little bit of regular paint! Great as an Easter activity or for painting your favorite farm animal.
Age Group: Adult Crafts, Kids Crafts
Project Type: Easter, Spring
Smooth rocksabout 2” in diameter; a variety of shapes but mostly full and round
White paint pen
Black paint pen
DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paintin colors Black Tie, Buff Beige, and Cotton Ball
Paper towels and mixing cups
Make sure all rocks are clean and dry.
Give the rock a washed-out look using a watered down black and white paint mixture.
Mix a small amount of water with a bit of black paint and paint the surface of the rock.
Right after, use a clean paper towel and wipe away the excess paint leaving a washed-out appearance.
Do the same on the other rock or rocks with a watered down white paint mixture. Let paint dry fully before moving onto the next step.
Using a white paint pen, gently begin drawing spirals all over the black-washed rocks. Avoid pressing on to the paint pen too much, keeping the strokes light and consistent.
Do the same on the white-washed rocks using a black paint pen.
On the white sheep, use a fine tip paintbrush to paint a round egg shape on the upper half of the rock in Black Tie. This is to resemble the sheep’s face. Next, paint the ears as well as the sheep hooves.
On the black sheep, do the same except use Buff Beige paint instead.
Using a white paint pen, draw two oval-shaped eyes on the face. Once dry, paint the pupils using a black paint pen
Draw the nose and mouth on the black painted sheep as shown. Repeat for making more painted sheep rocks.
Expert Tips & FAQs
If you will be placing your rocks outside I recommend a brand of paint called Patio Paint. Or you can use regular acrylic paint and paint them with a coat or two of outdoor sealer.
Kids can use foam applicators instead of paintbrushes.
Keep costs down by hunting for smooth rocks out in your yard or at the park.
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