I have seen some of the most gorgeous rock painting ideas over the years. I bet you know the ones I’m talking about. Kittens curled up into a ball that look so real you expect them to open their eyes, and a fawn painted so intricately that they no longer look like rocks. I have always admired and loved them.
I love painted rock projects, but my painting skills are not up to the level of painting realistic animals and farm scenes.
Here are some rock painting ideas to try that don’t require an art degree.
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As if regular painted rocks weren’t fun enough, these rocks painted like cactus and put into tiny pots are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! My friend said they would be perfect for her daughter when she goes off to college. They are cute as can be, and they won’t need any care.
You can get the instructions for these Cactus Pet Rocks from The Best Ideas for Kids.
More Rock Painting Ideas
These are rocks that I Painted for Hiding. It has been a huge hit with kids in my area this summer. I might be the biggest kids of all though. I get so excited when I find one!
I first saw the idea at The Kindness Rock Project. I love how kids and families are getting involved to give them an activity to enjoy outside together.
These Story Stones by The Purple Pumpkin are a fun way to engage children during story time. You can see how much fun the stones would be while reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Painted rocks to go with a painted board bring the age old game of Tic-Tac-Toe into modern times. I love this Outdoor DIY Tic-Tac-Toe game by Sustain My Craft Habit that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages.
Here are more Rock Painting Ideas to try:
- Ladybug Rocks by Plaid Online
- Puffy Painted Rocks by Easy Art for Kids
- Best Rock Painting Ideas by Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
- 15 Wonderful Rock Painting Ideas by Wonderful DIY
- 25+ Awesome Rock Painting Ideas by Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls