Rockpainting Beautiful Painted Rocks like Watermelon Slices

Rockpainting Beautiful Painted Rocks

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Have you ever thought about rockpainting before? In the past, we’ve attended summer festivals with the kids and there were several tables set up with painted rocks for sale. We always left with at least a handful of creatively painted rocks.

Rockpainting Beautiful Painted Rocks like Watermelon Slices

Rockpainting

So, if you’re wondering how do you paint rocks, the answer is fairly simple. A lot will depend on whether you want to use these rocks inside or out after you’ve painted them. I typically use them as decorations on my desk or as party decor or favors. But, if you are painting larger rocks, you may be thinking about putting them outside in the garden. If that’s the case, you will need to seal them so that the rain and snow don’t destroy the picture.

This easy rock painting tutorial will show you how to make watermelon slice painted rocks. You can use them to decorate the table at your next cookout. Or, let the kids pretend that they are play food in their kitchen.

How do you paint rocks?

Begin with clean, flat rocks that are dry. If you need to wash them to remove dirt, allow them to dry completely before you paint them. Draw the decoration you want on your rock with a pencil. If you want to paint freestyle, you can skip this step. Then, paint your design on the rock. Allow each color to dry completely before adding another color. Remember, you may have to use more than one coat when rockpainting so plan ahead. If you plan on leaving the rocks outside, seal them with a clear varnish.

What kind of paint do you use on rocks?

The best type of paint to use for rockpainting is a multi-surface acrylic paint. You can find a huge selection at your local craft store. Just be sure to choose a paint that will work on a variety of different surfaces. 

How do you paint garden rocks?

If you’re planning on rockpainting to add these rocks to your garden, you have to paint a coat of clear varnish over the acrylic paint when you’re done. If you don’t, the rain and snow will wash away the acrylic paint.

Rockpainting Beautiful Painted Rocks like Watermelon Slices

How to paint watermelon rocks

This rockpainting project is done using triangle-shaped rocks. Each one is painted to look like a slice of watermelon. You can use them to decorate the table at your next cookout. This is a fun summer project for the kids to do. Just make sure you treat them to some real watermelon when you’re done.

Rockpainting Materials

a woman holding a rock painted like a watermelon

Rockpainting directions

Scroll down for the printable rockpainting directions.

  • Clean and dry the rocks.
  • With a pencil, draw a stripe (approximately ⅜” wide) around the circumference of the rock close to the widest part of the rock (this will form the watermelon rind).
  • Mix 2 part Green with 1 part Cotton Ball and paint the stripe. Let dry. Repeat with an additional coat of paint for full coverage.
  • Allow the paint to dry fully before applying a second coat of paint or when changing colors.
  • Next, paint a narrow stripe over top of the lower half of the previous stripe in Green.
  • Paint the bottom part of the rock (the rind) in Turf Green.
  • Paint the top part of the rock with Lipstick.
  • Using a black paint pen, paint small black seeds all over the red portion of the painted watermelon rocks.
  • Repeat steps 3-8 on the back side of the rock.

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Rockpainting Beautiful Painted Rocks like Watermelon Slices

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Rockpainting Watermelon Slice Rocks

Check out this easy rockpainting tutorial to make beautiful watermelon slice painted rocks

Check out this easy rockpainting tutorial to make beautiful watermelon slice painted rocks

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 10

Materials

  • Triangular shaped rocks, about 2”-3” across
  • Decoart Multi-Surface Paint in Lipstick, Cotton Ball, Green, Turf Green
  • Pencil
  • Paint brushes
  • Black paint pen

Tools

  • Paintbrushes

Instructions

  1. Clean and dry the rocks.
  2. With a pencil, draw a stripe (approximately ⅜” wide) around the circumference of the rock close to the widest part of the rock (this will form the watermelon rind).
  3. Mix 2 part Green with 1 part Cotton Ball and paint the stripe. Let dry. Repeat with an additional coat of paint for full coverage.
  4. Allow the paint to dry fully before applying a second coat of paint or when changing colors.
  5. Next, paint a narrow stripe over top of the lower half of the previous stripe in Green.
  6. Paint the bottom part of the rock (the rind) in Turf Green.
  7. Then, paint the top part of the rock with Lipstick.
  8. Using a black paint pen, paint small black seeds all over the red portion of the painted watermelon rocks. 
  9. Repeat steps 3-8 on the back side of the rock. 

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