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Rock and Roll: 22 Rock Crafts for Kids

Get down and groovy with these creative ideas using rocks for kids of all ages!

By: Elizabeth Jedrasek, Editor,
Rock and Roll Rock Crafts for Kids

Collecting rocks is an enjoyable pastime for little ones and they can't help but be excited when they discover a new and unusual rock! Rocks come in all sorts of interesting shapes, sizes, and colors that they make the greatest craft supplies for budding geologists and artists alike. With these Rock and Roll: 22 Rock Crafts for Kids you'll find some awesome stone crafts your kids will love to make for the start of their own decorative rock collection. Best of all, each rock craft will come out differently with each new find!

After perusing this collection of painting crafts, you'll see that rocks and stones really are one of the most flexible crafting materials you can imagine! Think back to your own childhood with our array of modern painted pet rock ideas, or get creative with painted rock projects the whole family can do together. These inexpensive and exciting crafts only require a trip to your backyard to find the perfect rocks and stones for painting and decorating. Rock, paper, scissors and ... go get started!

Kids' Painted Rock Pets

Friendly Rock Monster Craft

I bet you all remember the pet rock trend. These painted rock crafts provide a much-needed update to the trend that will make your kids smile with laughter and excitement. We've got a pet rock craft for every personality from a Star Wars-inspired Jawa and a Pokemon Pikachu to a little lady bug and even some colorful underwater fishies! Your kids can play with these pretty homemade toys, use them as decoration, and tote them around as a special companion. These nostalgic crafts will make you laugh with remembrance and your little ones burst with joy after creating their one-of-a-kind pal!

Stone Painting Ideas for Kids

Painted Rocks to Make with Mom

Rocks can bring a certain kind of lovely simplicity into your home when you use them as home decor. But, did you know that they also make great crafts for kids? Invite your kids to paint and color their own stunning decorative crafts to give as gifts or display in their room. These painted rock crafts are inexpensive and exceptionally beautiful. In this selection of painted rock ideas, you'll find great art projects for older kids who enjoy painting and design. You'll find great crafts for younger ones too such as a rock color game and rock totem pole! These rock crafts are filled with unexpected ideas like a pink flamingo rock puzzle and a magnetic paper clip holder. So, grab your paint brushes and don't forget to head outside to collect some stones to paint!

More Fun Rock Craft Ideas

Felted Rocks

If you thought the only way to craft with rocks was by painting them, think again! Stones can actually be a very versatile crafting material - especially for kids. In this collection of stone craft ideas you'll see some incredibly creative ideas using rocks. If your kids enjoy detailed art or stamping, we've got it all right here. You never would have guessed that you could make awesome DIY stamps out of stones or even some super cool rock n' roll art with paint! You're about to see just how creative your kiddos can get with simple rocks from your backyard.

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