20+ Rock Painting Ideas for Kids

painted rocks that kids will love

Want to make painted rocks with your little ones? These rock painting ideas for kids are for you!

Painting rocks is the perfect activity to get the whole family involved in! 

From painting rocks together, painting rocks for each other and going out later to hide your painted rocks around town or in a local park, rock painting is inherently a family friendly activity! 

From Star Wars to cute cartoons, super heroes and more, your kids will love these rock painting ideas! 

Lots of them come with detailed tutorials, too, so be sure to click on the images your like the most to learn how to make it.

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More than 20 inspirational painted rocks kids will love

easy rock painting ideas kids will love

Any super hero lover will love these iconic painted rocks.

How to paint a kawaii ladybug rock. This easy rock painting idea is perfect for beginners or kids. Make this DIY painted stone to use as garden art or to play the hide and seek rock game. #crafts #painting #rockart #paintedrocks #rockpainting #ilovepaintedrocks #ladybug

Any budding entomologist will love this adorable ladybug painted rock.

Unicorn painted rock

Paint this adorable and magical unicorn with a video tutorial from Ruffles and Rainboots.

shark rock painting

Leave these on the beach for a fun and harmless "prank" your kids will love.

Minion painted rocks

With their silly faces and jibber jabber, the minions are a perfect and simple rock style kids can paint.

Super easy pocket pet hedgehog rock painting idea

Hedgehogs like this are easy to paint and have turn out great - no matter what your skill level!

How to make Trolls painted rocks

(most rock hiding groups ask you not to hide rocks that have things glued to them so these are best kept indoors)

Star Wars rock painting ideas - jawas, death star, r2d2 and C3po rocks

These ARE the rocks you are looking for! If your kiddos love Star Wars, they'll love this collection of kid friendly rock painting ideas.

birthday cupcake painted rock ideas

Adorable Cupcake Rock
If you know a special kid who loves rock painting, they might love having their own birthday cupcake rock! Personalize it with their name or how old they turned when you gave it to them.

story stones for kids rock painting ideas

One fun thing to do with painted rocks is to turn them into story stones that kids can use to tell creative stories.

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About the Author:

Carissa is a lifelong crafter and mom of two creative boys. 

The owner and lead writer of both I Love Painted Rocks and Creative Green Living, she has won multiple awards for her craft writing including the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY blogger" in 2018. 

Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Country Sampler Farmhouse Style and more.

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