If you’re looking for some easy painted rocks for kids, I’ve got you covered. First you’ll have to encourage your little ones to look for some stones during your nature walks. Then come back to this collection and pick your favorite.
I don’t remember who started collecting rocks in my family: the boys or me. One thing is for sure, we’ve got by now a pretty impressive stone collection.
Sometimes when I need a certain rock size that we don’t have, I will buy some more from a craft or dollar store. But many of our rocks come from lake shores in our state and some even from our vacations.
The kids will play with them and a few will end up on their craft table, covered in paint. Their last project was to use golden paint to create gold rocks for their treasure chests.
Today I have gathered 37 rock painting ideas.
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Here are some of the supplies you will need to paint rocks:
Play pretend painted rocks for kids
- Car track rocks by Playtivities
- Easy miniature campfire craft by Box of Ideas
- Rainbow rocks by Non-Toy Gifts
- Mud kitchen food by Munchkins and Moms
- Rock fish pond by Make It Your Own
Nature, birds, bugs and animals painting rock ideas
- Ladybugs by Easy Peasy and Fun
- Flamingo by Hello, Wonderful
- Lady dragons (source unknown)
- Cactus rocks by The Best Ideas for Kids
- Frogs by Martha Steward
- Owls by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
- Snails by Kids Craft Room
- Mouse rocks by I Heart Crafty Things
Gift painted rocks
- Rock necklace by The Artful Parent
- Rock photo holder by Buggy and Buddy
- Stone ring by Red Ted Art
- My Dad Rocks! by Non-Toy Gifts
- Garden markers by Crafts by Amanda
Learning activities with painted rocks for kids
- Emotions story stones by Where Imagination Grows
- Galaxy rocks by Color Made Happy
- Alphabet rocks by Ministry of Deco
- Flag rocks by Non-Toy Gifts
- Weather stones by The Craft Train
People painted rocks for kids
- Family painted rocks by Whatever…
- Face rocks by Isabelle Kessedjian
- Mix and match painted rocks by Nora Menzel
- Painted rock people by Non-Toy Gifts
- Kandinsky inspired rock art by Arty Crafty Kids
- Rock magnets by Alisa Burke
- Black and white painted rocks by Colorful Crafts
- Heart painted rocks (source unknown)
- Painted rock art by Typically Simple
More rock crafts for kids
- Dyed decorated rocks by Twitchetts
- Fluffy pet rocks by The Craft Train
- Mess-free sticker rocks by Fireflies and Mud Pies
- Heart rocks (source unknown)
- Fish rocks by hello, Wonderful
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