Do you enjoy creating dot art on rocks? If so, here is a batty and hauntingly fun way to dot art paint for Halloween!

This spooky Halloween craft is a part of another post called, 31 Days of Halloween Rock Painting Ideas, check it out for more boo-tiful rock painting ideas.

halloween bat and ghost dot art rocks

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Dot art is also known as pointillism. It’s one of many painting techniques.

Dot art tools vary from using paintbrushes, dotting tools that come in many sizes to make small to large dots, and then again you can always make your own dotting tools.

Here you can use your imagination, I have used bobbie pins, pencil erasers and points, and hardware nails.

If it has a point then you can use it as a dotting tool.

If you’re new to rock painting, go to Start Here to get all the beginner rock painting tips and find out the best tools and supplies to use!

Rock Painting 101 Highlights

  • Start by searching in your own backyard for rocks to paint. Public areas such as parks and hiking trails are great places to find rocks.
  •  It’s against the law to remove rocks or even leave your painted rocks in National or State Parks.
  •  You can even try home improvement stores, a local garden center, or stone yard to purchase your rocks.
  • Next, it’s time to clean the rocks using soapy water to remove dust or dirt. Let them dry completely before starting the project.

halloween dot art rocks


Bat Dot Art Rock Painting

  1.  Begin by painting a base coat of black craft paint on the rock and let it dry.
  2. Sketch with a pencil or you can use the tracing method by using graphite paper with an image of a bat.
  3. Using several colors of craft paint for the dots, dip the dotting tool to outline the bat.
  4. Work your way out toward the edge of the rock using different colors and size dots.

Ghost Dot Art Rock Painting

  1. This time I decided to use a different color as the background. I painted the rock with gray craft paint.
  2. Once the paint is dry, I drew a ghost and painted it white.
  3. Then repeated the process using several colors of paint and dotting sizes.

Helpful Rock Painting Tips…

  • There’s no right or wrong way to create dot art.
  • Acrylic paint is water-based, fast-drying paint, but also easy to clean off of skin.
  • Read 25 Hacks Every Artist Should Know for clothing stain removal tips.
  • Once the dot art rocks are done, let the paint dry completely before spraying the clear sealer on the rocks.
  • Follow the directions on the clear sealer spray and be sure to use in a well-ventilated area such as outside.

Have you made your own Halloween Dot Art Rocks? If so, let me know in the comments below. Also, share your rock art in Rock Painting Guide’s Facebook Group page, here or at the top of the page in the Community section. There you can post your rock painting questions, give advice on rock painting, share your rock art, and join the fun with our amazing rock painters beginners and pros!

Happy Haunting!