World Otter Day occurs on the last Wednesday of May (which is May 31st this year). Otters are my daughters favourite animal so we thought we should have at least one otter craft on my blog. Over the years we’ve stitched a lot of otters but today we’re sharing our cute painted otter rocks.
For our painted otter rocks we used:
Bag of smooth pebbles or rocks
Selection of chalk pens
Varnish to seal the painted rocks (we use Wilko Gloss Yacht Varnish) – optional
How to make easy painted otter rocks
We already had a stash of smooth rocks so we picked a selection, washed and dried them.
We drew on our designs in pencil. First drawing the outline of the otter then adding the detail of the eyes, nose, mouth and hands.
We added colour with our trusty Posca pens – which are perfect for drawing on rocks. We drew over the outline of the otter in black, and coloured the body in dark brown with a tiny pop of pink for the feet.
My daughter and I made a couple each of two different designs.
Then we added a few coats of varnish to seal them and make them last longer. They are perfect for hiding around the area, if my daughter will let them go!
You may be interested in some of our other painted rock posts: