This easy Valentine’s Day rock painting idea is perfect for kids to make. Create them to gift to friends or make them with your friends during the Valentine’s Day party!This easy Valentine's Day rock painting idea is perfect for kids to make. Create them to gift to friends or make them with your friends at a Valentine's Day party!

Valentine’s Day Rock Painting

Heart art is the go-to type of craft for kids to make this Valentine’s Day. And whether your kids are creating them as gifts to pass out at their class party or they are making them at their class party; this craft is loads of fun!

Plus, rock painting is a great way to inspire kids to get creative.

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If you can’t make this heart painted rock, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.This easy Valentine's Day rock painting idea is perfect for kids to make. Create them to gift to friends or make them with your friends at a Valentine's Day party! #twitchetts

Tips for making this heart art.

  • If you don’t have toothpicks, you can add the paint using the back of the paintbrush.
  • Using a smaller surface keeps paint amounts and blending under control.
  • These rocks can easily be personalized using a paint pen.
  • This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess won’t be an issue.

How to make these Valentine’s Day painted rocks

Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this heart rock painting idea. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 1 painted rock

Wet Rock Painted Hearts

valentines day painted rocks

Use this fun painting technique to create beautifully, one of a kind, heart rocks!

Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • Paint Brush
  • Toothpicks


  1. Start by getting your rock wet. You want to wet the top and the sides so it is nice and saturated.
  2. Using a toothpick start adding your first color onto your rock. The color will run a bit. This is what you want.
  3. Next, add on your second color. Swirl the color on and around your first. They will begin to blend together a bit.
  4. At this point, you can be done or add a third color. we wanted to add a bit of pink!
  5. Allow the paint to dry, about 10 minutes. Then, use your brush to create hearts onto your rocks. For this, you can choose any color you like! If needed add a second solid coat.
  6. If you would like to protect your work make sure to use a clear coat sealer. Make sure your rock is completely dry before seeling.valentines day painted rocks

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More Valentine’s Day projects you will love!

  • Heart Suncatchers – Decorate windows with hearts using this easy tutorial.
  • Heart Wands – 3D heart wands that kids can play with after they are finished creating.
  • Bead My Valentine! – Print these free Valentine’s for your kid’s class party.

When to make heart rocks

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!

  • Let your kids pass them out at their Valentine’s Day class party.
  • Hide them around your city.
  • Paint them during a holiday party.
  • Gift them to grandparents, on Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day.
  • Decorate a festive table.
  • Send them to a local hospital to cheer someone up.

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