Painted rock crafts make the perfect summer time activity! Our kids love to collect rocks during our many travels into the great outdoors.
I actually pack acrylic paints wherever we go (and especially on camping trips!) so that they can get creative anytime they want.
Be sure to look for flat, unpolished rocks as they make the best surface for painting. And invest in some fine tip paint brushes or paint markers for the smaller details. Today I have rounded up over twenty easy painted rock crafts…
20+ easy painted rock crafts round up:
First you need to start with some rocks, clearly! I really like these flat river rocks for painting from Amazon. It can sometimes be hard to find the perfect flat rock for craft projects so these rocks make it easy!
But if you want to go out rock hunting just be sure to wash the rocks that you find thoroughly before using them for your project.
We love these Star Wars Rock Photo Holders
This Rainbow Mix & Match Painted Rock Craft is great for preschoolers.
How freaking adorable is this Zombie painted rock?!
These painted rock strawberries would make lovely garden markers!
This rock spider craft just might be my favorite!
This painted rock camper would be a huge hit around here!
Plant markers are the perfect use of painted rocks! I love that you can just paint the markers and set them out in the garden to identify what you have growing. Hopefully these painted rock plant markers wont run with the rain or move in the wind like other markers might.
This Chewbacca Painted Rock is definitely a favorite!
Owls are freaking adorable! These would be so fun to create for a little girls birthday party or sleepover.
Patterned painted rocks are absolutely gorgeous! Make these ones using a paint pen or marker.
These Sheep are adorable!
These painted fish are gorgeous! I would love to see them displayed in a sunlit window or garden.
How fun is this painted house?! Look for rocks with unique shapes so that you play off of that in your design ideas. Sketch your designs onto the rock with a pencil before painting using acrylic paint.
Line drawing would be a beautiful addition to some rocks. If you have a child that loves to doodle simply give them a paint pen and some rocks!
These simple painted monster rocks are so, so adorable! This would make the perfect kid craft for larger groups because of the simplicity.
Hearts can be perfectly painted weather your rock is heart shaped or not!
Dominoes are fun and easy to create!
Turquoise owls are my favorite! Who wants to make these painted rocks for me?! Seriously!
Volkswagons are the best!
This little rock Family is too cute!
Story Stones are fun to make and play with too.
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Our crafting essentials for kid crafts:
- We love using these Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints to add bright color to all of our projects.
- These paint brushes are ideal for most craft surfaces and a great price!
- This art supplies kit is our favorite because it has everything we needed to get started.
- This rolling storage cart helps to keep our craft supplies organized.
Which of these painted rock crafts would you do first?