The other week I bought a bag of Caribbean beach pebbles from Home Depot, and we have been having so much fun painting them! Janie had a blast covering her rocks with every possible color of paint, while Gresham painted little lighthouses on his. (I should take a picture of the lighthouse ones!) Gresham suggested that I make some owl rocks. We have been in the owl mood lately after going to a local nature area to take photos of barred owls. They really are amazing creatures!

I used acrylic paints for this project. The rocks were covered with a layer of dust, so I washed and dried them before painting. I drew the owls with pencil first before painting them.

After the paint was dry, I sprayed the rocks with a coat of varnish to protect them and keep the paint from chipping.

This one is supposed to be a barred owl, like the ones we saw at the nature preserve.

And this one is a snowy owl.

The rest are just sort of whimsical, LOL. 🙂

Want more owl ideas? Build a LEGO Owl that turns its head. Or make some adorable Wood Slice Owls.


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  1. Ellie harris Jun 10, 2017

    Them owls are amazing a specially the snowy owl!!!?

  2. Kathleen Keller Aug 9, 2017

    These are beautiful! Will you sell them? I have a young friend who would love to add them to her

  3. Juanita Elshout Jul 19, 2018

    I collect owls. Would you sell two of them. The barn and snow owl.

  4. Cathy Jul 28, 2018

    What kinda of paint did u use? House paint, tempra etc. They look great
    Thank you

    1. Sarah Jul 28, 2018

      I used acrylic paint. It works well for painting rocks, but it can chip, so I usually spray them with a coat of polyurethane afterwards.

  5. Brenda Jun 13, 2020

    These rocks look fantastic. Well done ! Quite amazing work.

  6. Jerri Turner Jul 21, 2020

    I Think That These Owls Are So Cute, They Would Make Really Cute Magnetics For The Refrigerator.


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