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Stone-Cold Shark Painted Rocks (Video Tutorial)

Hop on the rock painting trend and have some toothy fun with these shark painted rocks. Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial for how to paint rocks which includes our suggestions for what paint to use on rocks.

Shark painted rocks! How fun are these guys. Video tutorial for how to paint rocks into toothy sharks.

From mandalas, flowers, fruits to animals and more, painted rocks are the latest craft craze. Moreover, through thoughtful initiatives like The Kindness Rocks Project, people are leaving inspirational painted rock messages throughout their community. How fun would and meaningful would it be to find a little piece of art or an encouraging word in an unexpected place on your walk to work?

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We started painting rocks earlier this summer and were immediately hooked! If you are wondering what kind of paint to use on rocks be sure to select a paint which won’t wash off or be damaged by the elements. An acrylic paint that’s formulated for indoor and outdoor use would be ideal. On of our favourites is the DecoArt Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics line for a number of reasons:

  • it goes on smoothly and adheres really well to the rocks;
  • it is permanent and colorfast so the rocks will look beautiful for a long time, even outdoors;
  • there’s a great selection of modern colour tones and the colors blend together well. So with just a few colours, you can make all kinds of different animals;
  • cleans up easily since it’s water-based and non-toxic;
  • they’re also a great price for the high quality of the paint.

The only downside is that the paint dries a bit slowly, so you’ll have to wait a bit between coats. Click on the images to find our tutorials for these friendly woodland animal painted rocks on the DecoArt Projects Gallery.

Since we’ve been spending so much time at the beach, we just had to create some sea-creatures versions! We’ll soon have a tutorial for these fishy friends over the Pastels and Macarons blog. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a little nibble with these fun shark painted rocks!

Painted rock sea creatures tutorial including sharks! Fun summer craft idea.


Shark Painted Rocks

Supplies Needed for Rock Painting:

How to Make Shark Painted Rocks:

You can watch how to paint the rock shark step-by-step with our video tutorial. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for new nature-inspired craft and home decor videos each week! Or skip over if you prefer the photo tutorial version.

  1. Start with a clean, dry rock. Paint a triangle-shaped snout in white. Let dry then paint a second coat as needed.

how to paint rocks

2. Outline the snout and fill the entire rock surface in a triangle shape using gray.

painting rocks sharks

3. Outline the outer rim of the white snout with light gray (a bit of white mixed with gray).

how to make painted rocks

4. Paint two eyes at the sides of the head with black.

painting rocks like sea creatures

5. Mix a bit of white into a bit of black and create crescents around the outer sides of the eyes.

painting rocks like a shark

6. Paint an oblong mouth outline using red.

how to paint a shark head on a rock

7. Mark out teeth using red and fill it in. Wait till it dries a bit and paint a second coat as needed.

painted rocks shark head and ocean aniimals

8. If needed clean up the snout with some additional white paint.

How to paint rock animals

Let your painted rock sharks dry and play! Or hide them to surprise an unassuming by-passer! We bet that Jaws tune will be stuck in their head all day :D.

So great! Learn how to paint these hilarious shark heads on rocks! Perfect rock painting craft for the summer!

For some winter-themed projects, check out over a dozen fun Christmas rock painting ideas of ours!

And if you enjoy crafting with stones, you may enjoy these other rockin’ craft and home decor ideas of ours:

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So fun! Painted rock sharks. What a fun reason to collect beach stones. Step-by-step video tutorial for this rock painting idea.


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Carmen Scozzari

Saturday 18th of July 2020

Thanks for the detailed instructions. I appreciate that. Also -- Love the sharks and strawbs!

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