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25+ Easy Rock Painting Ideas for Kids to Make

These rock painting ideas for kids are a great project for kids of all ages and skill levels. This craft style is perfect for making kindness rocks or for kids to get into rock hunting.

Over 25 Rock Crafts that Kids can create. Stone painting art projects that are simple enough for preschoolers, kindergartners, or grad school children. Use these rock painting techniques for rock hunting, gift giving, or rock collecting!

Rock Painting Ideas For Kids

Rock painting is all the rage.  From rock hunting to just painting on rocks as a fun craft, everyone is getting into this entertaining and creative way to paint on nature.

With all the beautiful rock art floating around, we wanted to make sure that the littlest crafters don’t get left out.  Some of the story rocks and intricate paintings are too much for kids to craft.  

So we decided to search for some fun crafts that are perfect for the smallest rock hunters.  

You might think that these rock projects are just for summertime, but they are perfect for any time of the year. Plus, they are a great craft for building fine motor skills.

Grab some paints, a handful of rocks, and your little ones, and let’s start stone painting!

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When to make painted rocks

While painting rocks is a great way for kids to express their creativity, you may want a specific reason to create them.

  • Hide them around your neighborhood.
  • Give them as kindness rocks.
  • Use them to learn about a particular artist or technique.
  • Give them as gifts to family members and friends
  • Experiment with color mixing.
  • Put them in a fun fairy garden

Our Favorite Rock Painting Supplies.

Having good supplies is essential in rock painting. While not each of these items is used in a craft below, they are all staples in our craft bin.

  • Rocks – It may sound simple, but not everyone can grab rocks from nature (and there are a lot of places you shouldn’t remove rocks from.) Grab some smooth stones or another perfect rock for your art project.
  • Acrylic Paints – This type of paint is not as safe on clothes, but it does work well on rocks.
  • Paint Pens or paint markers – They may be more expensive, but they are the best for kids and beginners. Plus they have a great shelf life and are easy to clean up.
  • Sealers – You don’t want to go through all the work of painting a rock and then forget to seal it!

Check out this more extensive list of the best rock painting supplies.

Pin this collection of rock crafts

Are you still brainstorming your crafting plans? No worries, just pin this to your favorite craft board so you can easily find these fun painted rocks

Over 25 Rock Crafts that Kids can create. Stone painting art projects that are simple enough for preschoolers, kindergartners, or grad school children. Use these rock painting techniques for rock hunting, gift giving, or rock collecting!

Over 25 Rock Crafts that Kids can create. Stone painting art projects that are simple enough for preschoolers, kindergartners, or grad school children. Use these rock painting techniques for rock hunting, gift giving, or rock collecting!

Stone Painting for Younger Children

These easy rock painting crafts can be completed by young children.  They are a fun activity for preschool or kindergarten-aged kids.

Over 25 Rock Crafts that Kids can create. Stone painting art projects that are simple enough for preschoolers, kindergartners, or grad school children. Use these rock painting techniques for rock hunting, gift giving, or rock collecting!

Rock decorating ideas for older kids

While the younger kids may be able to handle these, we felt they were better suited for the older children.

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Other fun art ideas you may enjoy

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