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Easy Rock Painting Ideas for Kids

Join the hot trend, with our easy rock painting ideas for kids and adults. Explore a variety of colorful and imaginative ideas to inspire your next painting adventure.

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Painted Rocks

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner searching for a new hobby, rock painting offers a fun way to unleash your creativity. In this blog post, we’re diving into the whimsical and vibrant world of rock art, exploring different ideas to transform simple stones into extraordinary masterpieces.

When it comes to painting rocks, the possibilities are truly endless. There are so many things you can do to decorate an average stone. I’ve seen flowers, ocean scenes, faces, and even a breathtaking starry night!

Below I have compiled 20 amazing rock painting ideas that will give you fabulous inspiration. Simply click on the link below each picture for more detailed instructions. Have fun creating your masterpiece!

How to Paint Rocks

  1. Choose rocks that are flat and smooth
  2. Wash and Dry your rocks
  3. Paint and Design your rock (acrylic paint works best)
  4. Let it dry
  5. Seal your rock using a sealer spray


These cute pieces of watermelon are created from a little green paint and some red lipstick! This would make a great summer afternoon activity.

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Watermelon Painted Rocks via Little Bins for Little Hands

Toy Story Alien

Treat your kids to a Toy Story movie night accompanied by some fun cartoon-themed rock painting. Kids will love this activity.

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Toy Story Alien Rock via Simple Everyday Mom


These colorful flower rocks would look absolutely stunning on display in a garden. I love how simple, yet elegant these are.

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Colourful and Cheerful Flower Painted Rocks via Sustain my Craft Habit

Ice Cream Cone

This adorable ice cream cone is such a fun craft for everyone. This would also make a really entertaining birthday party activity for kids.

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How to Make Adorable Ice Cream Painted Rocks via Projects with Kids

Woodland Animals

These adorable woodland animals are perfect for placing outside in your garden or around your home. Click on the link below to follow easy step-by-step instructions.

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Utterly Adorable Painted Rocks Animals via Sustain my Craft Habit


Add a little Arizona sunshine to your home with this adorable cactus rock garden. All of the details on these stones are incredible.

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Cactus Painted Rocks via Crafts By Amanda


Who doesn’t love strawberries?! These rocks are just darling and would look fantastic on display indoors or outdoors, maybe even in a vase!

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Sweet Strawberry Painted Rocks via Sustain my Craft Habit


What better way to spend taco Tuesday than by eating delicious tacos and painting adorable taco rocks? This is one to remember for sure!

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DIY Taco Painted Rocks via Artsy Fartsy Mama


How fun are these?! Adding some penguin rocks around your home this winter will be just what you need to get into the holiday spirit!

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Penguin Painted Rocks via The Soccer Mom Blog


Instead of a paper valentine why not consider giving the special someone in your life a breathtaking hand-painted heart? Talk about an original gift!

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Painted Mandala Hearts via Sustain My Craft Habit

Easter Eggs

These adorable Easter egg painted rocks are so festive! Put these colorful rocks outside and inside the house to add a little extra to your Easter decorations this year.

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Easter Egg Rocks via Projects with Kids


In addition to carving pumpkins, try painting some fun Jack-o-Lantern rocks this Halloween. I love all the fun faces!

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Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks via Adventure in a Box

Christmas Ornaments

Ready to transform an ordinary rock into a beautiful Christmas ornament?! These Christmas gnomes are so cute. Click on the link below for step-by-step instructions.

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Christmas Gnome Ornaments via Color Made Happy


Who knew that dripping some paint on a rock could have such a cool effect?! These marbled stones are simply stunning.

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Rocks with a Marbleized Finish via Creative Green Living

Puffy Paint

There is so much you can do with puffy paint on a rock. A standard paintbrush is often large and not good for detail, but with puffy paint, you can get really creative!

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Rock Painting Designs Using Puffy Paint via Color Made Happy


These adorable little ladybug rocks are specifically made for the garden. Their vibrant colors really add so much to the green plants.

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Painted Rock Ideas for the Garden via Container Water Gardens


Lemons and limes are iconic symbols of vibrance and freshness. Add some of these painted rocks to your kitchen to brighten everything up.

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Lemon and Lime Painted Rocks via Sustain My Craft Habit


This floral stone is absolutely gorgeous! I love how a few strokes of a paintbrush can look just like a rose. This is definitely a keeper.

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Flower Painted Rock via I Love Painted Rocks

Fairy Door

You can’t get much more creative than this, people! Kids will love decorating their own magical fairy rock door and placing it outside.

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DIY Fairy Doors via Adventure in a Box


These cute sheep are so simple to make and look fantastic! The majority of this design is done by just drawing an easy spiral. Love it!

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Sheep Painted Rocks via Crafts By Amanda

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