How to Paint a Dragonfly on a Rock

Sharing is caring!

No matter what season it is, these simple dragonfly painted rocks are definitely fun to create. 

I make a trio of painted dragonfly rocks for sharing with you in the project.

However, creativity is endless, so you can make one or a dozen. 

If you love the inexpensive but whimsical creature, let’s take a look at how to paint a dragonfly on a rock!

Easy Rock Painting Dragonfly

Some people who see regular rocks might not have a nice look for decorating. I find a great source for my creative project. 

There are numerous fabulous ways to turn simple supplies like this into stunning items with your kids. 

These decorative dragonfly rock painting ideas are such easy projects to make come to life.

Supplies Needed

  • Smooth rocks
  • Acrylic paints
  • Permanent black marker
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Small paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Sealer (optional)


Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Create Painted Dragonfly Rocks

To get started, paint the entire rocks with acrylic paint and set them aside to dry completely.

Once the above step is finished, trace out the shape of the dragonflies with a pencil. Draw their heads first, then the body and the wings. 

I would love to make colorful dragonflies for the project, so I am excited to use as many acrylic paints as possible to fill in for the dragonflies.

Tips: I alternately paint warm and cool colors to make the coordinating color for dragonflies. To get various colors, I mix two colors to create more colors. 

Use a permanent black marker to outline the whole dragonflies. 

Finally, apply a layer of glossy sealer to complete the rock dragonfly

How to Make My Dragonfly Rock Art Colorful

Harmonious colorful combinations are the key to making the dragonfly outstanding. 

In case you don’t own various colored paint collections, try mixing the color you have in your hands. 

Obviously, mixing colors is not an easy task for beginners. However, if you can digest these essential tips and tricks on how to mix colors, the project is like a piece of cake. 

What Paint Should I Use for Dragonfly Stone Art

Regarding painted rock art, acrylic paint is my favorite choice since it easily sticks to surface texture. 

Plus, you don’t need to apply many coats, thanks to its high pigmentation. 

Moreover, this paint can resist tough weather conditions.

You need to avoid watercolors because it doesn’t provide the good coating you want. 

With the dragonfly painting tutorial, I show you above, I look forward to seeing your incredible finished result!

Have a super-duper creation!

Leave a Comment