When we started painting rocks a few years ago we didn’t realize how addictive it would be! Painting these adorable woodland animals rocks got us completely hooked. If you’re looking for a great craft to try, here are over 60 easy rock painting ideas to sustain your craft habit.
Easy Painted Rocks for any Style
There are so many reasons that rock painting continues to be a popular craft:
- it’s inexpensive and requires just a few supplies (learn how to make your own rock painting kit here);
- the projects are small scale for a quick sense of completion and accomplishment;
- each rock craft is a one-of-a-kind work of art;
- rock painting can range from a simple design to a complex patterns making it a great time for the whole family;
- you can use them in so many ways, from gifting, placing in the garden, creating magnets, as napkin weights, kindness rocks, photo holders, placing them in a fairy garden and more.
Below you’ll found over 60 of the best painted rocks tutorials we’ve found on the internet! And we’ll keep adding new easy rock painting ideas as we come across them. From animals, flowers, holidays and more we hope you find plenty of inspiration to get your rock painting on.
Our Favorite Rock Painting Supplies
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One of our favorite aspects of painting rocks is that you actually only need a few supplies. While you can always add embellishmments such as glitter and googly eyes, the basic rock painting supplies include:
- Smooth rocks (see our post on where to find rocks to paint)
- Multi-Surface Satin Paint
- Assortment of paint brushes
- Acrylic Paint Pens (optional, for more intricated designs)
Woodland Animals Painted Rocks
These adorable woodland animals are fun for kids of all ages. From foxes, ladybugs, birds and more, these fun ideas are perfect for your garden or indoor plant pots.
Ocean animal and fish rocks are so fun to play with, especially at the beach. These simple rock painting designs, including turtles, sharks and a narwhal are super cute and easy peasy to make.
We can’t get enough of colourful flower painted rocks, especially in the winter when everything is gray and brown outside. Using bright colors, these designs are a great way to channel those beautiful days of spring and summer!
Who said you can’t play with food? These delicious rock ideas are so much fun. Display them on your table or throughout your garden for beautiful decor!
Rainbow and Butterfly Rocks
Add a magical and happy touch to your garden with some rainbow and butterfly rock art ideas.
Christmas and Winter Rocks
Christmas and winter in general provide so much inspiration for rock painting designs and ideas. From snowflakes, snowmen, Santa and more, these cute rock projects make great gift and decorating ideas.
Rocks for Other Holidays
From Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and more, painting rocks is a creative way to celebrate and decorate!
Pet cactus rocks? Yup! These stone painting designs, inspired by various characters are absolutely adorable.
Painted Rocks for Kids
This is one of the best parts about painting rocks – the kids can join in and make their own creations! Or make these easy ideas for them to play with.
Inspirational Messages and Kindess Rocks
The kindness rocks project advocated for leaving happy rocks with positive messages for members of your community to find. These fun crafts are thoughtful and an easy way to put a smile on a stranger’s face!
Art Painted Rocks
OK, so there is a bit of cheating in this group. From paint pouring, polka dots, tatoos, stickers and more, these beautiful rock craft ideas use all sort of different techniques.
We hope you enjoy this round-up of the best rock painting ideas on the internet! Painting rocks is a fun way to spend time and be creative.
Let us know if we’re missing any great rock painting ideas and tutorials you’ve found so we can add them to the collection!
Which ones would you paint first?
If you’re looking for more nature-related crafts check out these free printable adult coloring pages.
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