These Angry Birds painted rocks, based on those funny little cartoon characters, are so appealing, aren’t they? Make your own “Angry Birds” with this cool little craft, using some flat rocks and paint!
You can be as detailed or as simple as you like, and they’ll still come out fantastic. And then maybe try your own funny little cartoon character. See what you can come up with.
It’s amazing what you can do with a little imagination, some paint and some rocks. You can find rocks and acrylic paints at your local dollar store or discount craft store.
I recommend using the river rocks that you can get in bulk. They are usually used in fish tanks or flower pots, but they also make excellent canvases for creative painting.
I also recommend getting paint brushes in various sizes, so that you can make sure you get all the details right. And use a marking pen or pencil first, before painting.
How to make the Angry Birds Painted Rocks
The first step is to get a base layer on, of whatever color you like. If you paint it white first, then the color, you’ll get a better result. Then work on the details like the eyes, beak, and feathers.
It’s a little tricky to get the front and back all painted nice, so take your time, and don’t be afraid to get a little messy. I recommend using some waxed paper to put them on while they’re drying, so you don’t get bits of paper stuck in the paint, or paint smears on your furniture!
This red Angry Bird character is named Terrance, and his main characteristic is that white tummy. Don’t forget his dark eyebrows and the feather on top of his head to complete the look on your Angry Birds painted rocks!
The key to this craft is making sure that all the paint dries before adding the next layer. So maybe have several projects on the go, so that you can let one dry before going back to it to finish.
The Green Pig character has his teeth and piggy nose to identify him. Don’t forget about those ears and eyebrows, to give him the look of being not so bright.
The fine details on your Angry Birds painted rocks are added last, like the white to the eyes or the yellow beaks. Again, make sure everything is dry before touching up! Otherwise, you might get blurred edges and it won’t look as crisp and sharp as you might like.
What will you do with your Angry Birds painted rocks? Will these be puppets or accents to your indoor plants? Or will you put them outside in the garden? Or maybe hide them along your street, to brighten up someone’s day!
Now that you’ve got your technique down, what else will you paint? Get creative and show off your talents! And keep following for more fun crafts like this!
Get your printable instructions here:
- 1. Small rounded, flat rocks
- 2. Acrylic colours
- 3. Paintbrushes (various sizes)
- 4. Black Marker Pens
First, gather all the listed supplies from above.
Select a stone you want to use for your angry bird. The stones should be at least 1 inch wide and long.
Clean the stone and make sure there aren’t any dust in it. Otherwise the paint won't stick! Then use white acrylic paint to paint the whole stone. This will be the base for the other colours.
Leave the paint to dry.
Once the white paint has completely dried, use a coat of red acrylic paint over the white paint. You can use more than one layer if you wish. If you do, put the second layer on after the first layer has completely dried.
Allow the red paint to dry.
Now, take a thin black marker pen or a pencil to draw the outlines of the bird's features.
Then, use a thin paintbrush and black acrylic paint to draw over the marker outlines. Let the black paint fully dry.
Use white paint to fill up the outline for the bird’s belly and eyeballs. Make sure you dry completely before moving on.
Finally, finish it off by filling up the angry bird’s beak using yellow acrylic paint.