Lady Bug Painted Rocks

lady bug rocks paint red black white, child children kid craft art

Such a simple little thing to do with the kids on a boring summer afternoon. Rocks should be cleaned with an old scrubber and dried overnight. Use acrylic paints and start with covering the rock with black paint. You may want to make two coats allowing to dry completely in between. Follow the simple design from the picture and paint the areas red where indicated and dry. Top with a clean black line down the middle of the back and add black dots on the back also. Add a black dot in the center just after where the red starts on the back. Add two white dots on the face for the eyes. Let dry. When it is all dry coat with two coats of polyurethane to seal. Would make a great gift for the wee ones to give to parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Can be placed back in a garden or used as a creative paperweight.

Valentines Day Tote Bag


  • Canvas
  • Scrapbook Paper- Colors of Choice
  • Stickers – Letters
  • Darice Self-Stick Gems
  • Americana® Acrylic Paint – Primary Red
  • Acrylic Paint – White
  • Paint Brush
  • Sharpie® Fine-Tip Permanent Marker – Black
  • Ribbon of Choice
  • Scissors
  • Crayola® Glue Stick
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate


  1. Paint canvas board red, let dry.
  2. Mix small amount of red and white paint together to create pink.  Use end of paintbrush and make dots on canvas.
  3. Cut heart and wings from paper and glue to canvas board as shown.
  4. Outline design with black Sharpie®.
  5. Add gemstones as desired.
  6. Add glitter letters to heart.
  7. Glue ribbon to top back of canvas board for hanging.

Valentines Day Heart Frame


  • Wood Frame
  • Yarn
  • Pony Beads
  • Acrylic Paint – Baby Pink
  • Acrylic Paint – Primary Red
  • Sharpie® Fine-Tip Permanent Marker – Black
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Paint Brush
  • Craft Smart® All Purpose Glue
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate


  1. Remove cardboard backing from frame, set aside.
  2. Paint frame Pink, let dry.
  3. Dry brush frame with Red, let dry.
  4. Cut flowerpot shape from cardboard from the inside of the frame to create flowerpot.
  5. Wrap yarn around fingers to create flower. Tie center with yarn.
  6. Trim ends of yard and fluff for flowers.
  7. Make 4 yarn flowers. Make flowers different sizes.
  8. Glue pony beads to centers.
  9. Brush flower pot with glue and wrap yarn around to cover.
  10. Glue flower pot to frame as shown, glue flowers in place.
  11. Draw leaves on frame with black marker.

Valentines Day Heart

~  Wooden heart plaque
~  4″ paper doily
~  foam glitter sticker hearts
~  pom poms – pink
~  acrylic paint, Engine Red
~  Ribbon of choice
~  Paintbrush
~  Craft glue
~  Glue stick
~  Paper towels
~  Paper plate
step 1 – Paint plaque red and let dry.
step 2 – Glue doily to center of plaque.
step 3 – Remove backing from sticker heart and place in center of doily.
step 4 – Glue pink pom poms around outer edge of doily as shown.
step 5 – Add loop of ribbon for hanger. Secure to backside of piaque with glue. Let dry.

Kwanzaa Decoupaged Kinara

Pine (2″ x 1 5″ x 4″)
Decorative paper or fabric (1 5″ square)
Decoupage medium
Coordinating acrylic paint

General Supplies & Tools
Scroll saw
Drill and W bit
Craft scissors
Brayer or large dowel
Craft knife

1 . Enlarge Kinara pattern to desired size and copy onto pine. Using scroll saw, cut out wood. Center and drill seven W deep holes in top of holder.
2.  Cut paper or fabric slightly larger than side of candle holder. Brush liberal coat of decoupage medium onto one side of candle holder, then gently apply paper. Roll with large dowel to smooth and remove any air bubbles. Brush decoupage medium over top of paper and let dry. Using craft knife, trim excess paper from edges. Repeat process for other side, ends, and top of candle holder.
3.  Paint grooves and bottom of candle holder with coordinating acrylic paint.