Rock Painting Circles and Kawaii Faces

Rock painting circles with Kawaii faces is fun for everyone and teaches the many ways to make circles on rocks. Join the rock painting 101 series and let’s get painting!

Rock Painting circles with Kawaii faces

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Kawaii Faces and Cuteness Overload

In this house, we can't get enough of using cute Kawaii faces in our clay and drawings. There is just something about those big eyes and tiny features. And these adorable Kawaii faces are so easy to make which makes this craft a simple rock painting idea for kids and adults!

The love of all things Kawaii and cute brought us to create a quick rock painting tutorial for kids - rock painting circles. There is any number of methods available for small (or big) hands and we're sharing our rock painting tips and tricks with you.

Be sure to check the end of this craft for other rock painting crafts! This is a fun one - learn how to paint a Kawaii narwhal rock painting!

narwhal rock painting on gold glitter background

Rock Painting Circles Supplies

We've shared our favorites rock painting supplies, but for this project you only need:

  • Foam daubers (also called stencil daubers)
  • Manicure tools, a thin dowel, or dotting tools (we use them for rock painting, clay, and so much more so their low price is completely worth it!)
  • Plastic Straw - cut into a half circle by clipping one of the sides of the straw (shown in video)
  • Acrylic paints in black, pink, and white and a pencil with a sharpened tip (or a tiny manicure tool)
  • Small rocks

Kawaii Faces Rock Painting Tutorial

We made many of these adorable Kawaii rocks. If you're a visual learner, I made a quick Kawaii rock painting video tutorial here.

How to Paint Kawaii Faces on Rocks with Circles

Yield: 1-20 rocks

Rock Painting Circles and Kawaii Faces

Rock Painting Circles with Kawaii Faces

Rock painting circles with Kawaii faces is fun for everyone and teaches the many ways to make circles on rocks.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Acrylic paints
  • Small rock

Tools

  • Foam daubers, also called stencil daubers
  • Manicure tools, a thin dowel, or dotting tools
  • Plastic Straw – cut into a half circle as shown in the video

Instructions

  1. Place the colored paints on a paper plate, a piece of tin foil, or palette.
  2. Load the dauber lightly with black paint. Gently press on the dauber and to let the paint flow without being squished out. We repeated the black so the color wouldn’t have holes or gaps in coverage. Let it dry for a couple of minutes.
  3. While you wait for the black paint to dry, snip the straw - the how-to is shown in the video. Your goal is a half circle to make the smile.
  4. Use a small dotting tool (or a thin dowel) to add the white accents in the eyes near the upper right on each of the black circles. Repeat with a smaller dotting tool or the pointy end of the dowel to make the white dot accent in the bottom left sections of each of the black circles.
  5. Load a small amount of pink paint onto a small dotting tool and add the cheeks right below (or even touching) the big, black Kawaii eyes.
  6. Let the paint dry and seal the rock with a few coats of ModPodge (if staying inside) or a polyurethane coating (if being placed outside). Rock Painting Circles with Kawaii Faces

Did you make this?

Please leave a comment or share a photo and tag me @rufflesandrain

More Rock Painting Fun

Now that you're done with this simple and adorable Kawaii-style rock, set up this fun Scratch Art Rock. I think the adults have more fun with this than the kiddos!

This is such a fun craft! Scratch art rock painting is easy, fun, and you already have everything you need.

Other Ruffles and Rain Boots Rock Painting Crafts:

Over to You

Aren't these the cutest? I just want to pick it up and hug it! I can't, however, because my little one won't put her collection of Kawaii faces down. They're currently slung over her shoulder in her little Kawaii panda purse.

Rock Painting circles with Kawaii faces is the best craft for kids and adults! This tutorial shows how easy it is - and the many ways to - paint circles on rocks. #rockpainting #rockpaintingideas

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2 Comments

  1. I absolutely love your Youtube tutorial for Kawaii faces. I love rock painting for my kids and will be trying this this weekend!

  2. That is too stinking cute! My 8-year-old loves to collect rocks, and it would be so cute to have a collection of these on her dresser, or to make these for a little play date.