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!
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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.
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 rock
Kawaii Faces Rock Painting Tutorial
We made a few of these adorable Kawaii rocks and I made a quick video.
How to Paint Kawaii Faces on Rocks with Circles
- Acrylic paints
- Small rock
- 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
- Place the colored paints on a paper plate, a piece of tin foil, or palette.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
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!
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.