Make these silly monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Monster Rocks

Painting rocks with your kids is always fun… but, sometimes the mess isn’t.

I like to let my kids paint, but there are days that I wouldn’t really want to get out all the paint, brushes, aprons, and pallets.

Then you have to clean up after. Some days they only paint one rock!

My favorite solution, paint pens! We love to use them for painting rocks because clean up is a simple as putting the caps back on!

So grab some paint pens and give these monster rocks a try!

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Supplies for this silly monster craft

  • Rocks.
  • Paint Pens. We used Posca 3M today.
  • Clear Sealer.
  • and…that’s it! See the pens really shrink that need list don’t they?!Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

How to paint monsters onto rocks:

Check out these step by step instructions for painting monster rocks. Then you can see it all in action in the video below.

If you want you can base coat your rock before putting on your monsters, but this is not necessary. I just had base-coated rocks lying around from a different project.

Pick out what color of monster you want to create. Choose at least 2 different pens.

Start by creating a burst out from the center of your rock.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Alternate colors back and forth until the rock is covered in the middle.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Next, add arms and legs, as many as you want.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Add a few more hairs to cover where the arms and legs come off the body.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Then add a mouth and eyes.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

When adding the white use a dabbing motion so you do not pick up the color from underneath. The pens dry pretty fast, but you can still pull up the color if you aren’t careful.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

You can add eyebrows or even a mustache if you want.Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Finish your monster rock off with a black dot for pupils and any teeth your monster may need. Then you’re done!Make these adorable monster rocks with your kids and some simple rock painting supplies! They are perfect for an afternoon of crafting or a fun Halloween craft. #monsterrocks #rockpaintingideasforkids #halloween #monsters #rocks #stones #poscapaintpens #twitchetts

Watch this full tutorial to watch me make this fun fire monster here:

Don’t forget to seal your monsters before putting them out in the elements.

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