Creating these beautiful Christmas striped stones is easier than you think! This easy rock painting idea is perfect for kids or beginners.
Christmas Striped Stones
Are your little ones painting rocks yet? Maybe you’ve got the itch? These Christmas striped rocks remind me of Christmas candy and will look great hidden outside or placed around your home for the holidays.
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Supplies for striped rock painting:
- Paint. White & accent colors. We are going Christmas theme today so we went with red, green, & gold.
- Foam Brush.
- Skinny Tape.
- Acrylic Sealer.
How to easily paint stripes on rocks:
Check out these quick step by step instructions to create Christmas striped stones and then see it in action in the video below:
Start by giving your rocks a nice thick white coat of paint.
You may want to do this before the little ones come to help so it can get nice and dry. Next, add your skinny tape.
Place them across the entire rock.
Then smooth down as best as you can. Add a light layer of white on top of the tape. This will help give the tape a better seal since the rock isn’t completely smooth. Let that dry. (You can speed this up with a blow dryer if you need).
Now add your colors!
Again we are going the Christmas route, but you can take these any direction you want! Use more than one color on the rock or have it fade. It just depends on how much you feel like playing! Set the rocks aside to dry a bit. Then peel up your tape!
Your edges should look pretty good, but you can always go in with a few dabs of white paint if you need.
Make sure to seal them with a good acrylic sealer if you plan on placing them outside or giving them out as gifts.
See these Christmas painted stones from start to finish in our quick video.
We hope you enjoy creating these fun rocks with your family!
If you loved this Christmas craft for kids, pin it to your favorite Pinterest board!