Gecko Rock Painting For Kids
Today I am sharing my Gecko Rock stone which happens to be my favourite animal painted rock that I have painted so far. I absolutely love this cute Gecko stone and am really pleased with the final result.
If you’re looking for easy rock painting ideas then you have come to the right place. We have lots of fantastic examples of painted rocks here on The Inspiration Edit. You can heck out my whale rock stone. It’s a super cute painted rock.
In fact I am currently working on some Very Hungry Caterpillar Story stones which I am looking forward to sharing in the coming weeks. We also have some fantastic DIY number painted rocks to help children learn to count.
If you want to learn how to paint rocks and make story stones then enjoy this fantastic and super cute rock stone painting idea.
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The Gecko Painted Rock
So why paint a Gecko?
When I lived in the Pacific Island of Tonga, we had Gecko’s everywhere. It was really common to see these creatures crawling around on the walls. It became normal and something I got used to.
The first time I ever saw a Gecko in my bedroom was strange but over time I got used to it over time and came to like them. This memory inspired my story stone painting today. I sure hope you love it!
Supplies Needed For This Kids Rock Stone Idea
You can find story stones to paint locally, buy them from amazon. Visit hobby craft or find hobby lobby rocks to paint!
Gecko Rock Painting For Kids
Here is my tutorial of how to paint this cute animal rock stone.
I began by drawing my design on my sketch pad.
I find that if I draw the image I want to paint first it always turns out better than if I just go freestyle on a rock.
Next I copied my image from the paper to the rock.
In my experience the smoother the rock the better the rock stone image.
Story stones are really fun for kids and can help with building the imagination as well as supporting the development of fine motor skills through drawing and painting.
This was then followed by filling in the Gecko’s body, arms and legs with the green posca paint pen.
I used the white posca pen to paint the Gecko’s eyes and add shade to the legs.
I then added the mouth and tongue, some purple shading and began to fill in the rest of the stone.
I finished colouring the whole Gecko with my posca paint pens and was really pleased with how it looked.
The final step was to outline the Gecko with a black posca pen.
I really do love this rock stone and will be keeping it for my collection. Once we have enough cute animal rock stones, we can use them for tory telling and creative play!
I want to do some more creatures as this is what I enjoy painting the most. Cute animals!
So what do you think? Would you like to paint some super cute rock stones?
It’s a fun activity for those with chronic illness like myself or as a fun craft for kids.
Check Out More Examples Of Painted Rocks Here!
- Unicorn Painted Rock
- Shark Painted Rock
- Leprechaun Painted Rock
- Cat In The Hat Painted Rock Stone
- Beauty And The Beast Story Stone
- Peacock Story Stone
- Snowman Story Stone
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- One rock stone
- 1 lead pencil
- Posca Pens
- Sketch Paper
- Paint Tray (optional)
1. Draw your design on a sketch pad first and copy the image from the paper to the rock.
2. Use a metallic green posca pen to draw some shade on Gecko rock stone.
3. Fill the Gecko’s body, arms, and legs with the green posca paint pen.
4. Use a white Posca pen to paint the Gecko’s eyes and add shade to the legs.
5. Add the mouth and tongue, some purple shading, and fill in the rest of the stone.
6. Outline the Gecko with a black Posca pen.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!