How to Paint a Fish on a Rock

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Summer is coming, and you need ideas to make kids have fun. Going swimming, camping, or fishing are all incredibly fantastic activities. 

However, if you want to stay at home but still enjoy the summer vibe with your kid, the fish rock painting idea is an amazing project that will make you excited.

Easy Fish Painted Rocks

What a perfect idea for keeping children busy in a vibrant summer! 

Whether you place the cute “swimming guys” indoors and outdoors for decorating or giving it to your friends, it will do well on both.

With a few cheap supplies you can easily find everywhere around you and simple painting techniques, the finished result will give you a happy smiling face.

Supplies Needed

  • Flat and clean rocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Paper plate ( placing the fish when painting)
  • Outdoor sealer

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Paint a Fish on a Rock

At first, paint the rock with two or three coats of white, which depends on which rock you have. A couple of white coats help them brighter and better.

Note: Don’t forget to set them aside to dry between every coating 

Then, trace the shape of the fish on the rock with a pencil.

Next, use acrylic paint to color the fish. I love to mix acrylic paint and markers for my fish. 

Let’s paint the head, then learn how to paint fish scales and practice to color fishtail.

Note: If you are worried that you are not good at painting tiny details, grab markers, and they help you solve the trouble. 

Continue to outline the fish in a black line with a marker.

Apply a quick layer of sealer to the rock to protect the finished piece of art. 

And here is what my fish look like!

Getting Past My Awkward Stage When Creating Fish Rock Art

You might find that when painting fish on rocks, the creatures seem pretty horrible at the first look after coating and before filling in the details. 

It’s difficult to realize how it will ever look like a fish since it has blurry features. 

Don’t worry about that! Keep working on the fish painted rocks with a fine paintbrush. Then, congratulations! You absolutely will see the adorable fish is in your hands. 

Have a super-duper creation!

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