Did you know you can make amazing rocks with simple supplies? This craft uses coffee filters to create a beautiful effect. It’s a perfect rock painting idea for kids!
Using Coffee Filters for Rocks
We are always trying to find fun ways for younger hands to create beautiful rocks. While we love to pour paint, some days we just don’t want to get out all that mess.
This fun method uses washable markers so the mess is easy to clean up, the process is quick, and the rocks turn out gorgeous!
Supplies for rock painting with markers
- Rocks. Porus ones. If they are super smooth they won’t grab the color as well.
- Coffee Filters. One per rock.
- Rubber Bands.
- Washable Markers.
- A Bowl or Lid.
- Clear Acrylic Spray.
How to paint rocks with kids
Start by wrapping your rocks in a coffee filter. You want it as tight as possible.
Twist the top and secure with a rubber band. Next, color all over the filter with your washable markers.
The colors will bleed together so we suggest picking colors that look pretty when blended.
Once the outside of the filter is colored you will start adding water.
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Place your rock in a bowl or on an old lid to collect the water that drips off. Slowly add water using a pipette to the top of your coffee filter.
Watch it spread down the rock and slowly saturate your colors.
Watch them blend together all the way down. The less water you use the better the color will stick.
Use the back of your pipette to press the filter onto the rock. Then set aside to let them dry.
When you unwrap your rock you will see the pretty colors pulled onto your rock!
Allow to dry overnight and then spray to seal. You could also add words or pictures on top of these, but I think they are pretty just the way they are.
See the whole stone painting process from start to finish in this video:
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