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Fun and friendly painted rocks

As we said in our previous post, rock painting has several benefits for kids.  It is a great way to get them outside and doing something active and creative.  It provides a wonderful sensory experience with the smooth feel of the rocks and the squishiness of the paints, and the materials you need are cheap and easy to find.

In this post we have some of our favourite ideas for making your own pet rocks including:

  • rock people and mix and match rock faces
  • animals, birds and bugs
  • minions, monsters and muppets

painting rocksforoutdoor play

Painted rock people from Non toy gifts

Kid made cute rock doll faces from hello, Wonderful

Mix and match painted rock faces from Teach beside me

Funny face rock puzzle from The craft train

Painted stone fish from Messy little monster

Rock turtle from Easy peasy and fun

Rock owls from Crafty morning

Hedgehog painted rocks from Easy peasy and fun

Playful rock spider craft from Kids craft room

Rock bees from Crafts by Amanda

Painted rock bugs from Easy peasy and fun

Ladybug painted rocks from Crafts by Amanda

Garden rock caterpillar from Nellie Bellie


Make a rock animal giraffe puzzle from hello, Wonderful

Make rock animal crafts from All you

Minion stones by Mum in the madhouse

Rock monsters from Free kids crafts

Easy muppet craft from Sandy toes and popsicles


What do your kids like to paint on rocks?

We would love to see their creations – just post to Facebook or Instagram with #littlegreencrafters. 🙂

You can find heaps more fun rock painting ideas on our Pinterest page here.

This is part of a series about rock painting and decorating.  Click on the links below for more!

Sharing kindness with painted rocks

Outdoor play with painted rocks


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