My kids are big rock collectors, coming home all the time with pockets filled with their finds. So I am always on the lookout for something fun to do with our ever growing rock collection. These cute ladybugs are the perfect addition to our garden and so fun to make!

If ladybugs are not their thing, kids can design their own rock bugs! Have them paint a bunch of rock bugs and use them to play an outdoor game of tic-tac-toe! Or they can tell someone they love them by painting (and gifting!) a love bug rock.

summer crafts: ladybug rocks - (cool) progeny

ladybug rocks


  • large rocks
  • paint pens or acrylic paint
  • Modge Podge
  • google eyes (optional)


Have kids paint 3/4 of the rock red (or whatever color they would like the ladybug to be). You might need to give the rock more then one coat depending on your paint.

Paint the remaining 1/4 of the rock black. After colored paint has dried, paint a black line down the middle of the colored portion and add black dots to either side.

Allow rock to dry completely. Then give the entire rock two coats of Modge Podge. This clear coat will help to protect the painting if the rock is outside.

When the Modge Podge is totally dry, glue two google eyes to complete your bug.