Easy Spring & Summer Rock Painting Craft for Kids

Summer is almost here! Have you come up with a list of fun crafts to do with your kids? Each week I hope to highlight some fun and frugal ideas for families! One fun and relatively easy craft to do with your kids outdoors this Summer is rock painting! Read on for a list of instructions and what you need to get started! Here’s a photo of my 5 and 9 year old’s painting set up. We did this one indoors during early Spring. During the Summer I suggest you spread an old blanket or beach towel on the ground outside in early morning or late evening and enjoy!


Materials You Need To Get Started With Rock Painting:

Gather rocks of various sizes from your yard or surrounding areas

acrylic paints of various color.  All you really need is red, green, and blue. You can usually find quality acrylic paints at Michaels for less than $1 a bottle.

various paintbrushes

old blanket or beach towel (to sit on outside)

paper plates (too put paint in)

jar (for paintbrush cleaning water)

Rock Painting Instructions:

First you will need to gather then wash your rocks. Lay the rocks in the sun to dry.  Once the rocks are clean and dry you can begin painting them any way you wish. You can create designs, bugs or animals, , paint them solid colors, or even paint your name on them. After your kids and you (believe me it’s lots of fun for adults too!) finish up with your rock masterpieces let them dry. Use them as paper weights, for garden rocks, or even home deco!

Amanda Compton

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