Ladybugs rock!

I’ve noticed a lot of ladybug painted rocks online, so I thought I’d try my hand at making some of my own.
I started by painting a few small, smooth stones with black acrylic paint.Once dry, I used a pencil to outline where I’d be painting their red wings.
Then, I painted the areas with a couple of coats of red acrylic paint.
Next, I added the black polka dots by dipping the eraser at the end of my pencil into the black paint and dabbing the polka dots onto the red areas. What an easy way to paint small, perfectly round circles!

Then I used white paint and a bit more black to paint on the eyes.

Once dry, I sprayed them with a clear matte protective finish.
Definitely one of the easiest painting projects I’ve ever done—with fantastic results.

I plan to paint a bunch of them to place around my garden.

Here they are social distancing. 🙂



  1. Geri Lawhon said,

    June 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Very cute. Thanks for the step by step.

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  2. May 24, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Well, you know those are right up my alley. Beautiful. I tried painting rocks with Kaitlyn the other day but only had markers. The rain will probably wash away what I’ve done (no big loss. Lol). But now I know how to seal them. Awesome! 🐞

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  3. TheViewFromHere said,

    May 22, 2020 at 12:31 am

    They’re so cute, Donna. Where did you find the perfect smooth rocks?

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 22, 2020 at 3:58 am

      My daughter lives in Oakville, a 2-minute walk to Lake Ontario where there are tons of all sizes of smooth stones all along the lakeshore. Last time I was there, I took a bag and filled it with them!! :))


  4. May 22, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Awesome! Love your painted ladybug rocks!

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