Painted rocks have become one of the most addictive crafts for kids and adults! Here is a collection of super cool ways you can paint rocks and awesome things you can do with those painted rocks- including making rock jewelry, rock photo holders, inspirational painted rocks and more!
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The kids and I have been painting rocks left and right lately- it’s just so much fun and allows for so much creativity! As our painted rock collection grew, I decided to find some cool ways we could use all those painted rocks.
I’ve included lots of neat painted rock crafts in this collection, as well as some really fun methods for painting rocks you’ll want to try! (And if you’re not in the rock painting mood, head on down to the bottom where I share lots of other ways to use rocks with kids.) So grab your acrylic paints, a bottle of Mod Podge, a few paint brushes, and have fun creating!
We love including relevant picture book sets to current crafts and topics we’re doing at home. Here’s some of our favorite children’s books about rocks you’ll want to check out!
30+ Cool Things to Do with Painted Rocks
Crafts for Kids Using Painted Rocks
Painted Rock Photo Holders from Buggy and Buddy
Strawberry Stone Ring Craft from Red Ted Art
Painted Rock Paper Weights from Happy Hooligans
Stone Pendants from Red Ted Art
Garden Rocks in a Drawstring Bag from The Craft Train
Lion Rock Craft from I Heart Crafty Things
Unique Ways to Paint Rocks
Kandinsky Inspired Rainbow Rocks from Arty Crafty Kids
Dyed Decorated Rocks from Twitchetts
Galaxy Painted Rocks from Color Made Happy
Nature Painted Rocks from The Pinterested Parent
Rainbow Painted Rocks from Twitchetts
Creative Ways to Paint Rocks from Color Made Happy
Painted Rock Animals and Characters
Painted Mouse Rocks from I Heart Crafty Things
Rock Fish Pond from Make It Your Own
Snail Rock Craft from Kids Craft Room
Owl Painted Rocks from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Minions in Jail Painted Rocks from Non-Toy Gifts
Fish Rocks from Hello Wonderful
Mix and Match Rock People from You Clever Monkey
Ladybug Stones from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Painted Stone Fish from Messy Little Monster
Make Your Own Painted Rock Pets
Fluffy Pet Rocks from The Craft Train
Pet Cactus Rocks from The Best Ideas for Kids
Pet Rocks from Buggy and Buddy
Learning, Creating, and Playing with Painted Rocks
Flamingo Rock Puzzle from Hello Wonderful
Teaching Shapes and Colors with Rainbow Rocks from Fun-A-Day!
Train Rocks for Teaching Colors from Color Made Happy
Rock Tic-Tac-Toe from Kids Activities Blog
Build-a-Face Story Stones from Where Imagination Grows
Math Number Rocks from Fun-A-Day!
Inspirational Rock Painting
Vacation Memory Stones from B-Inspired Mama
Gratitude Stones from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Spread Kindness with Rainbow Rocks from The Rainbow Rock Project
Don’t feel like painting rocks?
Here’s some activities you can do with rocks without the paint!
Mess-Free Sticker Rocks from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Mini Campfire Craft with Rocks and Sticks from Box of Ideas
Seasonal Stones Sorting Activity from Buggy and Buddy
Wire-Wrapped Rocks from Fun at Home with Kids
Rock Exploration Center from Buggy and Buddy
Rock Picture Frame Craft from Non-Toy Gifts
Make Pebble Art from ZingZingTree
Melted Crayon Rock Art from The Artful Parent
Yarn-Wrapped Rocks from Pink Stripey Socks