Rocks are usually easy to find and can be a fun craft project for the kids.
On the school holidays, we painted rocks as part of a play date. It didn’t need very much preparation as all that was needed were the rocks, paint, paint brushes and a plate to allow the rocks to dry.
There are many ways rocks can be introduced to imaginative play for younger children and used in craft for tweens and teens. Here are 8 fun rock craft activity ideas they might like to try.
I’ve seen cute projects on Pinterest where rocks have been painted into cactuses. We attempted this project on the holidays and planted the rocks into a pot.
Aussie Bush Rock Weaving
Try some rock weaving by wrapping rubber bands and leaves around a rock. These can then be used as a paper weight or simply displayed as decor.
Rock towers can be built anywhere where there are rocks. The towers can be used for play for younger children or they can be created as a holiday memory.
Personalised Paper Weight
Personalise a rock by painting a name on it so it can be used as a paper weight.
Add googley eyes to your rocks and turn them into pets!
Rock Animals and Fruit
Collected rocks can remind kids of animals or fruit. My youngest found a rock which was shaped as a frog and so she painted it as a frog. The other was shaped as a strawberry.
How CUTE is this strawberry?
This project uses different sized rocks placed on a timber banner to create footprints. It can make a beautiful gift for wall art.
Similar to the pet rocks idea, paint the rocks and add googley eyes to turn them into monsters. You can use beads and other textured pieces to create the face of your rock monster.
Which of these rock craft ideas will you try with the kids?