Dot painting on rocks is a style of stone painting that can be found all over. Using this DIY dotting tool, even kids can join in the fun. Create colorful mandalas, bright flowers, or just a collection of colored dots.
Dot Painting on Rocks
The obsession with rocks is still in full swing. I have to admit, I enjoy painting them just as much as my little ones. I have always loved the amazing mandala style dotted rocks you spot all over Instagram and Etsy. However, my hand isn’t quite steady enough to create these with a brush. I’m also too cheap to buy any fancy dotting tools. So I came up with my own solution. It worked great and the kids were able to create some really fun rocks!
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- Pencils. One pencil per dot size.
- Pencil Sharpener.
- A Paint Pallet.
- A Damp Paper Towel.
- Clear Acrylic Spray.
How to create dot painted stones
Start by sharpening the eraser side of your pencil. You might have to tilt your pencil at an angle to get the smaller size. You can create as many sized dots as you want. I went with a full eraser and two smaller sizes. Then start your dot painting on rocks! Try to keep the pencil straight up and down to dab the paint and then dab the rock. We did a few practice dots on our piece of paper first to see how each size would look. Wipe off your eraser between colors on a damp paper towel.
You could easily use this same technique to create a fun painting! Once you get the dotting down you can try a few of these fun ideas. Like with a little patience you can stack your circles one inside the other. (Just allow dry time!) You can create flowers too.The age and skill level of your child will determine how detailed they may create, but even my 4-year-old created a few rocks she was beaming over. See a few fun design ideas below!
When you are done make sure to seal your painted rocks with a clear acrylic spray so they stay pretty forever!