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17 Unique Owl Rock Painting Ideas to Try

Rock painting is a fun way to explore your artistic abilities, but where do you begin? What materials do you need? What kind of rock is best to paint on? What exactly do I paint?

While there are plenty of animals to choose from for your rock painting, owls are the best place to start.

Owls are one of the most fascinating nocturnal birds that exist, and their general body shape is the perfect fit for rock paintings.

I’ve compiled a list of owl rock painting ideas below for you and your kids to try together.

6 Cute Owl Painting Ideas

Here are some essential materials you’ll need before getting started:

1. Step-by-Step Owl Rock Painting

Step-by-Step Owl Rock Painting
Photo credit: Sustain My Craft Habit

This is a quick and easy owl rock painting that even a grade schooler could do because it doesn’t require too much attention to detail.

Sustain My Craft Habit provides a step-by-step guide for this simple owl craft, along with cute fox and bear paintings.

2. “Lovebirds” Owl Rock Painting

“Lovebirds” Owl Rock Painting
Photo credit: My Desired Home

While owls are known for being solitary animals, there’s no reason not to paint a couple of love birds together.

My Desired Home shares this design for an owl painting as well as many other designs for all sorts of animals and scenes.

Check out ideas for another iconic pop culture character with these Baby Yoda crafts.

3. Owl Rock Painting for Kids

Owl Rock Painting for Kids
Photo credit: Crafty Morning

This is a straightforward owl painting that can easily be done by grade schoolers. They can have fun making as many or as little owls as they want!

This rock painting idea by Crafty Morning will keep your children busy and will help them enhance their creativity by allowing them to choose which colors they want to paint with.

Looking for an owl activity that’s a little less advanced than these rock paintings? Try one of these easy owl crafts for kids.

4. Owl Painted Rocks

Photo credit: Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Frugal Fun 4 Boys showcases the varieties of owls that can be painted. It’s up to your creative minds to mix and match the colors—although I’d stick with the neutral colors as they did.

5. Wild Owls

Photo credit: Arty Crafty Kids

The color of owls isn’t limited to the ones seen in the wild; these paintings by Arty Crafty Kids prove that.

Experiment with bolder, brighter, colors—pink, yellow, light green—but don’t be scared to return to tried-and-tested ones, like brown, orange, white.

6. Cartoon Owl Painting

Rock Painting 101 highlights the wings and feathers of an owl by adding details to make them fluffier.

The color of the wings is paired with the rest of the owl’s body. Breakthroughs happen when your little ones start stepping outside the pattern—not pairing the colors,

5 Easy Owl Painting Ideas

7. A Simple Snow Owl

Photo credit: Rock Rembrandt

Few owl paintings are as easy as this made by Rock Rembrandt. With just a few steps, this stone will turn from inanimate to Harry Potter’s personal mail carrier!

It consists of adding feather details and a face after covering the stone with white paint.

One step could make this craft easier than it already is: dip the rock in the paint directly!

8. Basic Owl Rock Paintings

Photo credit: The Natural Homeschool

Primary colors form secondary colors and so forth.

Learning the combination of these three colors—red, yellow, and blue, which The Natural Homeschool uses in their owl painting—unlocks a whole new set of colors, a process that preschoolers won’t get enough of.

9. Blue Owls

Photo credit: One Little Project

Animate owls with their own personality by following One Little Project‘s guide.

The shapes and colors selected will determine if the owl is a quiet type or a rowdy one; if it’s anxious or carefree; or if it eats to live or it lives to eat!

10. Beautiful Owl Rock Paintings

Beautiful Owl Rock Paintings
Photo credit: He Sells She Sells

This is an adorable owl rock painting that makes you appreciate the finer details. You’ll need a paintbrush with a fine tip if you want to create the same detail as He Sells She Sells.

Check out their website for more inspiration. They share other gorgeous owl rock paintings that you can imitate at home.

They make painting an owl on a rock seem effortless!

11. Pretty Owl-Painted Rock Ideas

Pretty Owl-Painted Rock Ideas
Photo credit: Tightwad Blog

Here’s another group of owl paintings that will instantly become a personal favorite. They’re not too flashy and they incorporate unique colors, like dark teal, and interesting patterns.

Tightwad Blog shares a step-by-step owl rock painting tutorial that includes materials and other tips on how to paint these beautiful owl rock paintings.

6 Inspiring Owl Rock Painting Ideas

These last 6 owl rock paintings are for more creative teens who have a greater disposition towards art in general.

Naturally, kids who aren’t into art can easily do these with a bit of patience, too.

12. Very Adorable Barn Owl

Barn owl—the name doesn’t have a deeper meaning; they’ve been observed to inhabit abandoned barns and old buildings.

While their name sounds somewhat plain, their faces are one of the most memorable. This species of owl, as shown in AnnaMoon FineArt video tutorial, has a distinct heart-shaped face.

13. Owl Painting with Stunning Paint

Photo credit: Rock Painting Workshops

It’s not enough to learn the combination of primary colors. For experienced artists, knowing which colors pair well is also an essential skill.

Rock Painting Workshops demonstrates that in their owl rock painting, which blends unique colors that are pleasing to the eye.

14. Colorful Little Owl

This owl rock painting made by Rachel’s Rock Canada’s channel results in a perfect decoration that you can place anywhere in your house.

While the video tutorial is 23-minutes long, you’ll be rewarded with a lot of tips and art techniques, and of course the full guide on how to make this very colorful owl.

15. Brightly Colored Owl Painting Idea

Brightly Colored Owl Painting Idea
Photo credit: Empress of Dirt

If you’ve noticed that your children are acing their geometry tests, then this is an owl rock painting that you should make with them because it’s full of clean lines and shapes.

Empress of Dirt provides clear step-by-step instructions and tips for this vibrant owl rock painting.

16. Realistic Owl Painting

If your teen is up for a challenge, then they should try their hand at this realistic owl painting found on Laura Butterfly Creazioni’s channel.

17. Owl’s Eye Rock Painting

Brush up on your eye design skills with this owl eye rock painting on Annamoon FineArt’s channel.

This is a fairly lengthy video tutorial, which is perfect for those who like to work at a slower pace.

Inspiring Owl Rock Painting Ideas

Whether you’re creating decorations for the holidays or a cute companion for your little one, these intriguing owl rock painting ideas will keep you busy for hours.

Looking for more rock painting ideas? Check out our compilation of other rock painting ideas for kids, or try these Halloween painted rocks just in time for the spooky season.

To improve general artistic skills, head on to these list of drawings: