Remember the days when crafts were simple and required very few supplies? What happened to those days? If you’re tired of spending lots of money at your local craft store for supplies your kids don’t end up using, it’s time to rethink things. Let’s go back to the days when crafts were more about being creative and less about following instructions and spending a lot of money. How about rock painting!
These rock painting crafts are not only simple and fun, but require very few supplies. In fact, you could probably go out into your yard and find rocks waiting to be painted. If you don’t want to deal with washing dirty rocks, you can also find rocks in the craft section of many discount department stores. You can find stones in a variety of sizes. Whether you’re looking for stones to make a larger painting on or small pebbles to make jewelry with, you’ll find what you need. You can also find inexpensive paint and paintbrushes while you’re there.
Below you’ll find rock painting crafts that can be done by kids of all ages. This roundup offers both easy and intricate designs. If your kids love to paint, you can’t go wrong with these crafts. And, if they aren’t happy with the design they made, you can always spray paint the rocks a solid colour and let them start over.
While there are a number of expensive crafts that are fun for kids to do, there are also ones that are very affordable. These rock painting crafts will keep your kids busy for hours and there are so many to choose from. If you have a Dollar Tree in your area, you can find bags of rocks, paint, and paintbrushes for only $1 each. Stock up and let your kids be creative.
Get Crafty with Rock Painting
1. Hedgehog Painted Rocks – Easy Peasy and Fun
2. Geko Rock Stone Art Craft – The Inspiration Edit
3. Painted Rocks Creating Community Art
4. Conversation Hearts Painted Rocks – Views from a Stepstool
5. Hot Rocks Painting – The Relaxed Homeschool
6. Painting Rock Rings – Itst Bitsy Fun
7. Easy-to-Make Painted Rock Cactus – Rachel Teodoro
8. Rock Painting Mother-Daughter Activity – Slap Dash Mom
9. Get Outside with the Kids and Hide Painted Rocks – Long Wait for Isabella
We love painting rocks it’s so much fun!
Did a lot of rock painting in elementary
I live in Whangarei , New Zealand and we have a thing called Whangarei Rocks here where people decorate small rocks and hide them in local parks. If you find them you re- hide them somewhere else. The kids get a great walk, fresh air and it is a lot of fun to do. They even have a facebook page to post pics of their finds or the rocks they decorated.
This is such a great idea! I wish we had something similar in Ottawa.
We spend the afternoon yesterday at the beach and got some amazing rocks,they will be perfect for winter painting!
Some of these ideas are cute and some are beautiful.
Rock painting is something I still want to try, looks like it would be fun !!
Looks like a lot of fun! A great craft project on a rainy day.
This is a fun craft for the young ones to do, myself and my friend used to paint rocks when we were young and we had a lot of fun!
These rocks are awesome.
Rock painting is such a great idea.
this looks like a fun project
Great and easy thing to do with the kids! I love some of the styles and the creativity.
Rock painting is so much fun, the hunt for the rocks is just as fun.
Rock painting is fun such a good idea