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Making Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments


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September 7, 2018

Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - ladybug rocks in a planterThis is a fun craft for the garden, made from the garden! I collected the roundest stones I could find in my backyard, painted them to look like ladybugs, then placed them all around the garden. Such a fun pop of colour! This is a great all-ages craft.

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Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 5 ladybug stones

Supplies:

  • round stones
  • acrylic paint (red, black, white, blue)
  • paint brush
Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Throughly clean and dry the stones you find. Paint them with a coat of red paint and allow to dry.
  2. Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - clean and paint stones red
     
  3. If the stone has a narrower area, use it to paint on a black semicircle for the face.
  4. Stone Ladybug Garden Ornament - paint the narrower end black for the face
     
  5. Now paint a straight black line from the middle of the face all the way to the back.
  6. Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - paint a black line from the face to the other end
     
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  7. Paint a curved triangle on the back. This will create the slight spreading of the ladybug wings.
  8. Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - paint a curved triangle at the back
     
  9. Gently dot some black spots onto the back. They can be of varying sizes.
  10. Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - paint black spots for the wings
     
  11. On the face, use a smaller paintbrush, or flip your brush over and use the narrow tip, to dot on white for eyeballs and blue for pupils.
  12. Stone Ladybug Garden Ornaments - paint white dots for the eyes and blue pupils
     
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