These back-to-school painted rock ideas are the perfect gift for a new teacher. They are also wonderful to hide as kindness rocks around schools or town. And if you want a cute way to give them as a gift, make one of these school supplies mason jars to put them in. These school painted rocks are sure to bring lots of smiles. The best part is that they are fun an easy to make. See below for the best rock painting supplies and learn how to create these school supplies rocks.
School Painted Rock Supplies (affiliate links provided for convenience)
- Rocks – There are a ton of options on Amazon for rocks. Below are a few favorites.
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Markers – These extra fine Posca Paint pens are my favorite paint pens for rock painting details.
- White Spray Primer + Paint (optional) – Often when I have a bunch of rocks to paint at once, I use this paint+ primer spray first as it makes it easier to cover the rock with colored paint. Sometimes when you just apply paint directly to a rock, it can take many coats of paint before you can get full coverage. Having the rock primed first, makes it much easier.
- Fine Line Black Pen – These are by far the best black pens for details and fine lines on rocks. I use them all the time for rock art projects.
- Sealant (optional) – I like this glossy option and this matte sealant spray.
School Supplies Painted Rock Ideas Directions
- Cover your rocks in white acrylic paint or use this white spray primer + paint. NOTE: I left the art palette rock with a rock background.
- Paint the main color details on the rock with acrylic paint.
- For the notebook, add paint splotches all over the rock using a paintbrush and white acrylic paint.
- Add color details using paint pens.
- Add lettering and extra fine details using a black liner pen.
- Once your rocks are dry, you can add a sealant to help protect them from the elements. I like this glossy option and this matte sealant spray.
I would love to see your version of these school supplies painted rocks. Come share with me a picture of your finished rocks on Instagram or Facebook! I love showing examples of my tutorials being made!
If you like this tutorial, you can find over 30 other rock art tutorials featuring dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more in my book, Rock Art Handbook. You can also find more rock painting tutorials right here.