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Painted Soccer Rocks

We are not necessarily a very sporty family. But if there is any sport that we would get fanatical over, it as soccer, especially during World Cup time. If you’re a soccer loving family, than these painted soccer rocks are a fun craft to make.

Painted soccer rocks with a image of a soccer ball, cleats and soccer pitch.

Fun Soccer Crafts

Would you believe that both Sonja and I broken our bones while playing soccer? Over a decade ago I broke both bones in my lower leg playing soccer and more recently Sonja broke her wrist doing so. Maybe we should’ve listened to our dad who kept insisting that “soccer was not for girls”, gasp! Not a chance, dad! My kids also played soccer for a little while but it didn’t quite stick.

However, as we were all glued to the TV together during the last World Cup, this fun rock painting craft came to mind. I think it’s safe to say we are more of a “crafty family” vs “sporty family”. That’s why we also made this serving tray baseball craft. And these adorable rocks would be perfect for decorating the garden or having as a tablecloth wait for a soccer themed picnic or any soccer themed birthday party.

Supplies Needed:

Materials needed for painted soccer rocks, including rocks, paint and paint brushes.

A Few Tips To Get You Started

  • Protect work surface with sheet of newspaper.
  • Wash the stone and let it dry completely before painting. 
  • Allow paint to fully dry between steps and when changing to a new color.
  • Repeat with as many coats as needed to achieve desired coverage.

How To Paint Soccer Rocks

For the Soccer Ball:

First, paint the surface of the rock in turf green.

A green painted rock.

Paint a large circle in cotton ball white.

Painting a white circle onto the green painted rock.

Using a pencil, faintly draw the connecting pentagon shapes on the white circle.

faint drawing of connecting pentagon shapes on the white painted circle.

Using a fine tip brush, paint several of the pentagon shapes in black tie.

Mix a small amount of black tie with cotton ball and trace the connecting lines using a fine tip paint brush.

Connect the pentagon shapes with paint to finish the soccer ball painted rock.

Touch up any areas with cotton ball white.

For the Soccer Cleat:

Start by painting the surface of the rock in turf green.

A green painted rock.

Paint a long oval shape in cotton ball white as shown.

Painting a white oval on the green painted rock.

Mix a small amount of black tie with cotton ball and paint two smaller oval shapes as shown using a fine tip paint brush.

Adding two smaller oval shapes onto the white painted oval.

Using a fine tip brush, paint the shoe sole, cleats and laces in black tie.

Adding black paint onto the white oval to give the cleats their laces and shoe sole.

Dip the opposite end of the paintbrush in black tie and dab the ends of the laces. 

Adding a dab of black paint to finish the painted cleat.

For the Soccer Pitch:

Paint the surface of the rock in turf green.

A green painted rock.

Next, paint a thin horizontal line across the width of the rock in cotton ball white. And then paint a thin circle outline in the center of the rock.

Adding a horizontal line and circle onto the middle of the green painted rock.

Lastly, paint the pitch lines on opposite ends of the rock and you’re done!

Now this is my kind of sports! Go team. This craft originally appeared on DecoArt’s project gallery.

Painted soccer rocks with a image of a soccer ball, cleats and soccer pitch.

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Painted Soccer Rocks

Jane and Sonja
Get in the spirit of the beautiful game with these fun painted soccer rocks. Step-by-step tutorial included.
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Materials
  

  • Rocks medium sized
  • Acrylic paint brushes assorted sizes and tips
  • Pencil
  • Decoart Americana Multi-Surface Satin paint Green Turf, Black tie, Cotton ball

Instructions
 

Soccer Ball

  • Paint the surface of the rock in turf green.
  • Paint a large circle in cotton ball white.
  • Using a pencil, faintly draw the connecting pentagon shapes on the white circle.
  • Using a fine tip brush, paint several of the pentagon shapes in black tie.
  • Mix a small amount of black tie with cotton ball and trace the connecting lines using a fine tip paint brush.

Soccer Cleat

  • Paint the surface of the rock in turf green.
  • Paint a long oval shape in cotton ball white.
  • Mix a small amount of black tie with cotton ball and paint two smaller oval shapes.
  • Using a fine tip brush, paint the shoe sole, cleats and laces in black tie.
  • Dip the opposite end of the paintbrush in black tie and dab the ends of the laces.

Soccer Pitch

  • Paint the surface of the rock in turf green.
  • Paint a thin horizontal line across the width of the rock in cotton ball white.
  • Paint a thin circle outline in the center of the rock.
  • Paint the pitch lines on opposite ends of the rock.
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Linda

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Cute idea

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