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Zombie Painted Rocks – Halloween Rock Painting Tutorial

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Zombie Painted Rocks Tutorial

Who says zombies can’t be colorful and fun! I had such a great time making these zombie painted rocks and they would be a great Halloween craft for kids or adults. You could even give out these zombie painted rocks in place of candy this this year at Halloween!

Make These Zombie Painted Rocks Yourself: Easy Halloween Rock Painting Instructions

I created the painted rock zombies using a mixture of acrylic paint and paint markers. Keep reading below for step-by-step instructions and to see the exact supplies I used.

How to make a zombie rock

Zombie Painted Rock Supplies

Zombie Painted Rocks Step by Step Directions

1. Paint Each Rock

Start by painting each rock a different color using acrylic paint. Let dry completely.

Rocks painted in a variety of colors

2. Draw the Zombie Face in Pencil

Lightly draw the details of each zombie face using a pencil.

Drawing the face on the rock before painting

3. Color the Design With Paint Markers

Use paint markers to add details for the eyes, teeth, brain, worms, etc.

4. Outline in Black

I also like to outline all the details in black to make them stand out more.

Examples for zombies painted on rocks

5. Add Extra Details

Adding white to the eye with a paint marker

You can also fill in extra details after the outlining. For example, add white over the black parts of the eyes.

6. Seal the Rocks

Once your down you can add a sealant to your rocks to help protect them (see supplies list above).

Completed Zombie Painted Rocks Tutorial

Tips for Painting a Zombie Face with Paint Markers

  • Go ahead and get creative with your zombie faces! The best thing about zombies is that they are imperfect, so don’t worry about any little quirks on your zombie faces. If anything, it makes them better.
  • Use the rock shapes to your advantage. One of mine looks like there’s a hole in its head where the rock shape dips down.
  • I gave my zombies open skulls with their brains falling out – I think it made them look a bit creepier for Halloween.
  • Add some signs of decomposition. Exposed bones, cuts, and bugs hanging out are easy to paint and look super creepy.

If you like this tutorial, you can find over 30 other rock art tutorials featuring dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more in my book, Rock Art Handbook. You can also find more rock painting tutorials right here.

Rock Art Handbook - A complete guide to painting and decorating rocks

I would love to see your version of these zombie painted rocks. Come share with me a picture of your finished rocks on Instagram or Facebook! I love showing examples of my tutorials being made!

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