Painted Rocks for Mother’s Day! A Craft Kids and Adults Will Enjoy!

Ladybug Rock, painted by my mom a few years ago

Ladybug Rock, painted by my mom a few years ago

Another cute gift idea for Mom or Grandma (or the important motherly-figure in your life) is painted rocks. They are great to set on window sills as decoration, or to feature in a potted plant or even the garden!


  • Rocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Water to clean brushes
  • Plate for paint
  • Paper towels for clean up
  • A sealant or Mod Podge for outdoor rocks

In my home, any craft that involves paint is a hit.  For this craft, we found a couple smooth rocks in the yard, grabbed a couple of our favorite acrylic paint colors and headed outside. I let my daughter go at it and she had a blast.

Don't forget a smock - she's totally dipping her shirt in paint here...

Don’t forget a smock – she’s totally dipping her shirt in paint here…

Here are some other very beautiful painted rocks that I found online to give you an idea of how creative these rocks can get:


Picture source


Photo source


Photo source

Happy crafting!

Take care, Stephanie


17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurie damrose
    May 08, 2013 @ 13:00:51

    I love this idea,I always see great rounded rocks just right for this craft.


  2. EcoGrrl
    May 08, 2013 @ 14:56:42

    cute! when i was a kid we’d find pretty pictures from magazines and glue them to rocks and paint clear over them – i think i still have one in my basement somewhere!


  3. Carolyn Colley
    May 08, 2013 @ 15:29:45

    this is so cute, what a great ideal


  4. Allison
    May 08, 2013 @ 21:52:20

    I really like the ladybug idea. lol


  5. samantha s
    May 09, 2013 @ 11:44:16

    What a lovely idea. I love this and my kids would have a blast!


  6. ANN*H
    May 09, 2013 @ 23:36:39

    I have always liked painted rocks. I have a bigger one with Minnie Mouse on. You can use any size rock you want. The kids can do their own to. I like the pictures of the ones you show here. thanks so much


  7. samantha s
    May 10, 2013 @ 15:04:10

    i tried this today and it was delightful! although mines didnt turn out as nice when working with independent toddlers, but it was fun nonetheless.


  8. stacey7smiths
    May 12, 2013 @ 23:25:30

    wow wish I could paint like that. such a cool would love to do it.


  9. Sandi Pike Foundas
    May 20, 2013 @ 17:34:12

    Thank you for choosing one of my stones (“Breathe”) for your post here. 🙂 I appreciate you including a link to my etsy shop too! Thank you~
    with heart,
    Sandi Pike Foundas


  10. Lolita Moreno
    Jun 02, 2013 @ 15:18:13

    Thank you for featuring my painted rock on your blog! What a pleasant surprise! 🙂

    -Lolita Moreno


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