How to Paint Your Pet Rock

So you have a pet rock. It's good sized and and roundish and it feels good grasping it in your hand. But the color of it is just too dreary. How do you solve that? By painting it!

Steps

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    Gather a rock and some paint colors. Remember, choose a nice color, your rock will be that color for the rest of his or her life! If you want, you can do spots of paint, or just paint a face.
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    Lay the rock down on a paper towel, so that you won't get paint all over your workspace.
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    Begin painting. Make sure not to apply too much. Paint in thin, even coats.
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    Once the paint has dried, put a finishing clear paint on to make the rock shine and glimmer.

Tips

  • Using nail polish instead of paint works really well.
  • Try painting stripes or polka dots or a pattern that you like.
  • Try painting a little smile on the rock!
  • Some rocks can be already colourful, and make great pedigree pets.
  • Put down a sheet or two of newspaper or a plastic bag before you begin, so you don't drip it on your table.

Warnings

  • Be careful painting your rocks! Avoid lumps in the paint if possible.
  • You might want to put newspaper down so you don't drip paint!

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Clear finishing polish
  • Pet rock
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper

Article Info

Categories: Pet Rocks