30 Fun Summer Rock Painting Craft Ideas for Kids
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Time to unplug the TV and power down the tablets, because it’s Rock Painting Time!
This summer keep the kids busy with fun and easy rock painting crafts that will promote fun interactive learning and nurture your little ones’ creativity.
New to rock painting?
Here’s a little Rock Painting 101 for ya, check this out!
Make rock hunting part of the summer fun!
Once the kids have found their rocks, it’s time to clean the rocks in soapy water.
After the rocks are completely dry, they are ready to paint.
Craft Acrylic Paint is the best paint to use for rock painting.
Acrylic has a nice medium consistency that’s suitable for rock painting.
If you want something that’s more washable for the little ones, use
Tempura Washable Paint.
The tempura paint becomes more translucent after drying.
After the painted rocks are completely dry, seal the painted rocks using an Outdoor Clear Sealer Spray.
Sealing your painted rocks will protect your mini masterpieces from scratches, fading, and damage from the outdoor elements.
What to do with the rocks once it’s painted and sealed?
The possibilities are endless! Here are a few craft ideas!
1. Beautiful handmade paperweights
2. The kindness rocks trend, I think is here to stay! Write inspirational messages on your painted rocks.
3. Display your rock art and turn them into magnets for others to admire.
4. Be creative with learning time. Use painted rocks to make learning fun for preschoolers.
5. Decorate and use your painted rocks as markers in your flower pots and vegetable garden.
6. Make awesome photo holders!
7. Decorate your home with holiday-themed painted rocks.
8. Raise awareness for a cause in your community with painted rocks.
9. Discover new ways to decorate rocks, using alcohol inks, chalk, crayons and more!
10. Hide and Seek Rock Hunting is a fun outdoor activity to do with your children this summer.
30 Awesome Summer Rock Painting Ideas for Kids
Check out this awesome rock painting crafts to do this summer with your kids.
All the rock painting craft links below come with step-by-step tutorials, pictures, and/or YouTube video tutorials.
Just click around for some inspiration. Enjoy and have a crafty summer!
- Perfect Summer Rock Painting Craft for Shark Week by Sustain my Craft Habit
- Who doesn’t love a good Googly Eyes Craft! Check out this Craft at U-CreateCrafts
- Combine Two Crafts in one! Macramé Rock Necklaces at Artful Parent
- Adorable Painted Ladybug Rocks for a Growing Garden by Crafts by Amanda
- Make Preschool Story Time Interactive with the 3 Little Pigs Story Stones by View from a Step Stool
- Melted Crayon on Rocks is a must this Summer by Red Ted Art
- Have Older Children? Try this, Turtle Painted Rock YouTube Tutorial by Rachel Rocks
- Another goodie for the Older Ones! Easy Beach Painted Rock YouTube Tutorial by Annamoon Fine Art
- Fun and Easy Cactus Pet Rocks by The Best Ideas for Kids
- Make your own Cars and Roadways by Playtivities
- Get Creativity and make a Garden Rock Caterpillar by Nelliebellie
- Galaxy Theme Painted Rocks by Color Made Happy
- Weather Story Stones by The Craft Train
- Oh so Easy, Stone Fish Kids Craft by Messy Little Monster
- Summer Vacation Memories Painted Stones by B-Inspired Mama
- Be Creative with Tattoos on Rocks by I Love Painted Rocks
- Easy and Fun Kids Rock Painting YouTube Tutorial by Art for Kids
- Starry Forest Night YouTube Tutorial by Ramile Imac
- Try some Paint Pouring on Rocks, Step by Step Guide and YouTube Tutorial by Rock Painting Guide
- Easy Happy Flower tutorial using Uni Posca Pens by Rock Painting 101
- More Colorful Flower Painted Rocks by Mark Montano
- Alcohol Inks on Rocks is a Fun Abstract Art Craft by Rock Painting Guide
- 167 of Most Inspirational Quotes for Kindness Rocks by Rock Painting Guide
- Preschool Alphabet Painted Rocks by The Inspiration Edit
- Create the Perfect Circle Mandala Rocks by Rock Painting 101
- Doodling on Rocks by Color Made Happy
- Painted Rock Photo Holder Craft by Buggy and Buddy
- Painted Ladybugs and Tadpoles Stones Tic Tac Toe Game by Attagirlsays
- Star Wars Fan? Try this Star Wars Painted Rocks by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
- Magical Unicorn Painted Rocks by Ruffles and Rainboots
I hope this list of Summer Rock Painting crafts will keep your little ones busy being creative and discovering something new this Summer.
Check out the Beginner Rock Painting Guide here and for other great rock painting tips!
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