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.
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
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.
Did you know you can dye rocks? Check out this tutorial for more details!
How to Make Mess-Free Sticker Rocks
Use stickers to make easy rocks!
CUTE ROCK FISH ROCKS
Let your kids experiment with different patterns and bright colors to create these rock painting designs.
Shake Painted Rock Snail Craft
Kids can make the rocks look however they want before adding the snail faces to them.
Pet Cactus Rocks
Add googly eyes to make adorable cactus rocks.
Kandinsky Inspired Rock Art
We just love projects inspired by Kandinsky.
Fluffy pet rocks
Use texture in your rock painting pet.
So simple, yet so cute!
TROLL PAINTED ROCKS
You can make a whole family of trolls with this fun tutorial.
Cut out pictures from books, magazines and leftover fabric to make these awesome story-telling aids!
Use magazines to make story stones.
Make Your Own Sparkle Rocks
Rocks that sparkle are so much fun to create.
Paint with all the colors of the rainbow.
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.
Use this fun painting technique to create beautiful, one of a kind, heart rocks!
Create mini earths on pieces of earth!
How to Make Galaxy Painted Rocks
Paint the galaxy onto rocks.
DIY Stone Ring
USe stones to create jewelry.
Easy Painted Mouse Rocks
These adorable mice make adorable rock animals.
Bee Painted Rocks
These bees are so adorable and quick to create.
Paint Easter eggs onto rocks.
Rock Fish Pond
Create a fish pond for a rock fish.
Painted Rock Photo Holder Craft for Kids - Buggy and Buddy
These rock photo holders make amazing gifts.
Those pesky Minions are at it again!
Learn about Emotion With Rocks!
Learn about emotions while playing with rocks!
Melted Crayon Rocks: Gifts That Kids Can Make
This activity is a classic!
Space rocks that are fun for kids to create.
Dotting can be fun at any age!
Other fun art ideas you may enjoy
You may enjoy some of these other easy crafts!
- Simple Rock Painting Ideas – Our sister site, Rock Painting 101, has lots of amazing rock painting tutorials.
- Flower Crafts
- Rainbow Crafts
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