Harry Potter’s snowy owl Hedwig often brings the wizard not just his mail, but a smile and calm companionship. Your kids don’t need to go to Eeylops Owl Emporium to get their own owl friend—they can paint their own with this simple painted rock craft.
What You Need
- Oval-shaped rock
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Golden yellow acrylic paint
Begin by washing the rock and letting it dry completely.
Next, paint the rock completely white. Allow one side to dry, and flip it over to paint the other side. Allow the paint to dry.
Next, mix a very small dab of black paint with the white paint to make a light gray.
Use the mixed gray paint to paint two wings on the side of the rock, and a round shape on the top for Hedwig’s head. Let dry.
Once the paint is dry, dip the end (not the brush) of the paintbrush in the yellow paint.
Use the end of the paintbrush as a stamp to paint two small yellow circles for Hedwig’s eyes. Let them dry.
Next, dip the end of the paintbrush in the black paint. Use the end of the brush to paint a small black beak between the yellow eyes.
Dip the end again, and use the paintbrush as a stamp to paint small black spots on Hedwig’s wings.
Allow all paint to dry completely.
Finally, dip the end of the paintbrush into the black paint to make the pupils of Hedwig’s eyes. Let dry.
Your Hedwig painted rock is complete! Use the stone in the garden, as a paperweight, or simply as a magical decoration for a Harry Potter fan. (And who isn’t a Harry Potter fan?)
What do your kids’ new owl pets look like? Show us on Twitter or in the comments!
All Images: Kelly Knox