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- Make sure rocks are clean. Paint clean rocks in assorted colors. Give the rocks a second or third coat of paint if necessary. For fun, paint a separate rock pink or red to use for a forked tongue.
- Decorate rocks with stripes, dots, sponging, or spattering using a paintbrush, sponge, or toothbrush. Or write the letters of your name on individual rocks.
- Paint eyes and a grin on the rock that's the snake's head.
- Using a sponge brush, apply varnish to the rocks. Arrange the rocks in a line to resemble a snake.