Rock crafts are a favorite among kids and there’s an endless supply of ideas to help you plan the perfect rock crafting playtime. I’ve rounded up 25 awesome rock crafts from story stones and painted rock puzzles, to galaxy stones and even rocks that can be turned into jewelry.
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For supplies you don’t need much to start. If you are having trouble finding smooth stones, look for river rocks at your local garden center or you can even purchase rocks on Amazon. Additionally another great supply to have on hand for rock painting crafts is acrylic paint. For more information on rock painting supplies check out my post on the best rock painting supplies and also this post on other creative ways to decorate rocks.
Click on the links below to get tutorials for each of the rock crafts pictured.
- Flamingo Rock Puzzle – hello, Wonderful
- Rock Stamps – Color Made Happy
- Pet Rocks – The Craft Train
- Outdoor Rock Tic-Tac-Toe – Color Made Happy
- Patterned Snake Painted Rocks – I Hearty Craft Things
- Painted Garden Rocks – The Craft Tain
- Cactus Rocks – The Best Ideas for Kids
- Oil Pastel Decorated Rocks – Color Made Happy
- Painted Rock Photo Holders – Buggy and Buddy
- Fish Rock Craft – hello, Wonderful
- Mouse Painted Rocks – I Heart Crafty Things
- Dyed Decorated Rocks – Twitchetts
- Kandinsky Inspired Rock Art – Arty Crafty Kids
- Fairytale Painted Story Stones – Color Made Happy
- Mini Campfire Rock Craft – Box of Ideas
- Painted Rock Flowers – Typically Simple
- Galaxy Painted Rocks – Color Made Happy
- Doodle Geometric Rocks – Color Made Happy
- Colorful Painted Stones – Seriously Daisies
- Sticker Rock Craft – Fireflies and Mudpies
- Strawberry Ring Rock – Red Ted Art
- Rock Fish Pond – Make it Your Own
- Painted Rock People – You Clever Monkey
- Snail Rock Craft – Kids Craft Room
- Minion Painted Rocks – Non-Toy Gifts