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Sugar Skull Rock Painting for Beginners

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Have you ever wanted to try a sugar skull rock painting?

Well, I have always wanted to try, but I always thought it wasn’t easy enough for beginners.

I paint, craft, and write beginner-friendly rock painting crafts.

Go ahead, and try your hand at painting a sugar skull.

It can be as simple and subtle or busy and bright, whatever your style is, just give it a try.

This spooky rock painting craft is a part of another post called, 31 Days of Halloween Rocks, check it out for more boo-tiful rock painting ideas.

If you’re new to rock painting, go to Start Here to get all the beginner rock painting tips and find out the best tools and supplies to use!

Rock Painting 101 Highlights

  • Start by searching in your own backyard for rocks to paint. Public areas such as parks and hiking trails are great places to find rocks.
  • It’s against the law to remove rocks or even leave your painted rocks in National or State Parks.
  • You can even try home improvement stores, a local garden center, or stone yard to purchase your rocks.
  • Next, it’s time to clean the rocks using soapy water to remove dust or dirt. Let them dry completely before starting the project.
sugar skull rock painting
sugar skull rock painting
sugar skull rock painting

Materials Needed:

Sugar Skull Rock Painting Tutorial:

  1. Apply a coat of white craft paint. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  2. Draw the skull outline and circles of the eyes, nose with a pencil.
  3. Use a black paint pen to trace over your outline.
  4. Decorate your sugar skull with your style. I like dot art, so I incorporated throughout my sugar skull. Some of the glitter paint areas didn’t “pop” like I wanted. Lesson learned for next time.
  5. Let the sugar skull rock painting dry completely before spraying with a clear sealer.

Helpful Rock Painting Tips…

  • Acrylic craft paint is water-based, fast-drying, but also easy to clean off of skin.
  • Read 25 Hacks Every Artist Should Know for clothing stain removal tips and other great painting tips.
  • Follow the directions on the clear sealer spray and be sure to use in a well-ventilated area such as outside.

Here are some more Halloween Rock Painting Ideas:

  • Witches
  • Spiders
  • Skeletons
  • Pumpkins & Jack O’ Lanterns
  • Black Cats
  • Sugar Skulls
  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula
  • Mummies
  • Zombies
  • Werewolves
  • Tombstones
  • Scarecrow
  • Monsters

Extra Craft Items to use to for Halloween Rocks:

Have you made your own Sugar Skulls Rock Painting?

 If so, let me know in the comments below.

 Also, share your rock art in Rock Painting Guide’s Facebook Group page, here or at the top of the page in the Community section.

There you can post your rock painting questions, give advice on rock painting, share your rock art, and join the fun with our amazing rock painters beginners and pros!

Happy Haunting!

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