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Painted Rock Apple Craft

painted rock apples

This cute painted rock apple craft is perfect for big and little kids alike!  They can make these easy rock apples in minutes with just a few supplies.

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painted rock apple craft

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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 and 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.

apple rock craft

These apples are simply darling and can be made easier or more difficult depending on the age of the kids making them. We’ve also made these cute Apple Ornaments and Apple Embroidery Hoops.

Painted rock apple craft:

apple rock craft


  • 1-2” round rock
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Green paper
  • Paintbrush
  • 1 small wooden spool, cut in half
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Mod Podge (optional)
apple rock craft


  1. Paint the entire rock red with acrylic paint. Tip: place a bit of putty on the back of the rock to stick it to your craft surface while painting.
apple rock craft

2. Allow the paint to completely dry and seal with a coat of Mod Podge (optional).

apple rock craft

3. Paint the wooden spool green and cut it in half. Tip: a kitchen knife works for this or a strong pair of sheers.

4. Allow it to completely dry and cut a leaf shape out of the green paper.

5. Glue half of the wooden spool to the top of the red rock.

6. Finally, glue the green leaf to the top of the rock, next to the spool.

apple rock craft

These would make cute little apple rock magnets or teachers gifts!

apple rock craft

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Crafting essentials for kid crafts:

apple rock craft

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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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