Ladybug Rocks

Here’s a fun little project that will brighten anyone’s day. They can be used as decorations within a potted plant or placed on a desk as a decoration. In face, if you use a large enough stone it can be a lovely paperweight. I’ve very simple to make your own ladybug. Here are the things you’ll need:


  • Smooth, round or oval rocks, large enough to paint (wash and dry them)
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • 2 wiggle eyes for each ladybug you plan on making
  • A black sharpie marker
  • White craft glue (Tacky glue)
  • A pencil with a clean eraser or a medium to large paintbrush


First make sure your rocks are washed and completely dry.

Paint the rocks any color you like, make them bright and cheery, not all ladybugs have to be red, get creative.

Allow them to dry. Apply a second coat of paint if they need it or even a third if necessary.

Paint the head on with craft paint. It should be about ¼ of the full rock’s size.

Then take the sharpie and make a line down the back of the center of the bug starting at the center of the base of the head.

Now dip your pencil eraser or paintbrush into the black paint to make the dots on your ladybug’s wings. Reload with paint as needed probably after each dot.

If you don’t want to mess with trying to get wiggle eyes to stick you can just paint the eyes on with white and then dot on the black pupils.

Use bright colors and have a wonderful time creating your rainbow of ladybugs.

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Tricia WAHM (and loving it) of 3 great kids.Married to Mr. Right. Family means everything to her. The Lord is the man that Tricia walks with..
Tricia Has always had a passion for crafting and hobbies and wants to share that passion with other moms.

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