Rock painting was popular back in the 1970s and has in recent years, started growing in popularity again. In fact, some people have started painting what they’re calling “friendship rocks” and leaving them in various places around their neighborhoods to brighten up someone else’s day.
We love this idea! Being able to exercise our creativity and then pass it along to someone else to make them smile is just what we love the most about crafting. Whether you use any of these fun rock painting ideas for gifts, neighborhood surprises, or just to make yourself something special, we think you’re going to have a lot of fun creating these.
Fun Rock Painting Ideas
There are lots of fun rock painting ideas for you to check out below. Which one is your favorite?
DIY PAINTED ROCK FLOWERS From A Little Craft in Your Day
This is such a simple project. Paint the rocks in plain colors and then assemble them to look like flowers. It may be really easy but it sure is pretty!
HAPPY ROCKS From Taylor Made Creates
This is such a simple design but it sure is happy! We smile every time we see them!
RAINBOW PAINTED ROCKS From I Love Painted Rocks
You don’t need a rainbow shaped rock to create this fun rainbow design but it is sure to brighten up someone’s day.
UNICORN PAINTED ROCKS From I Love Painted Rocks
The unicorn fans in your life are going to love this special rock. I’m sure it will take a place of honor in their rooms!
DIY WORD STONES From Michelle’s Party Plan-It
The simplicity of these word rocks make them a perfect addition to any room.
ZOMBIE PAINTED ROCKS From Simple Everyday Mom
Ha! These zombie rocks make us laugh. You could easily adapt these to be other funny creatures too.
PAINTED MONSTER ROCKS From Easy Peasy And Fun
Or how about painting some silly monster faces?
MINION ROCKS From Mum In The Mad House
If your kids love the minions as much as we do, they’re going to have fun making these. They’re such a simple but distinctive design too.
PET CACTUS ROCKS From The Best Ideas For Kids
Make yourself a set of cacti from rocks and then “plant” them in some pots.
BUNNY RABBIT From Ruffles And Rain Boots
This cute little bunny rock is perfect for spring. You could even add it to the Easter basket of someone special.
TOY STORY ALIEN ROCKS From Simple Everyday Mom
Love Toy Story? These alien rocks will be so much fun to create.
STRAWBERRY PAINTED ROCKS From Crafts By Amanda
Wow! Who knew you could turn rocks into a pretty good facsimile of strawberries? So cute!
WATERMELON PAINTED ROCKS From Projects With Kids
These little watermelon creatures will a pop of color and a happy little accent anywhere.
FLOWER PAINTED ROCKS From Sustain My Craft Habits
Turn your rocks into some bright and cheery little flowers.
KINDNESS ROCKS From Twitchetts
Add some kind affirmations to some rocks and just see how easy it is to brighten someone’s day.
GLITTER BUTTERFLY PAINTED ROCK From I Love Painted Rocks
This pretty little butterfly rock with its addition of glitter is so lovely!
LADYBUG PAINTED ROCKS From Crafts By Amanda
Ladybug rocks are a classic design that’s quick and easy to make.
TROLL PAINTED ROCKS From The Keeper Of The Cheerios LLC
Did anyone else here collect troll dolls when you were a kid? We sure did! Now we can relive those days with some adorable painted rocks.
PAINTED ROCK SHARKS From Sustain My Craft Habit
Find just the right shape for these rocks and you and your kids will have so much fun making your own sharks. Maybe you could make the whole shark family. (Baby shark, do do do do do do)
PENGUIN PAINTED ROCKS From The Soccer Mom Blog
These little penguin rocks are a favorite here at A Little Craft in Your Day. They’re a good winter-themed option!
TROPICAL FERNS PARADISE PAINTED ROCKS From Doodle Craft Blog
These pretty fern rocks are the perfect backdrop for some fun quotes.
DANDELION WISH ROCK From Paint Happy Rocks
One look at this rock and you’ll be transported back to a simpler time of lying in the grass and blowing dandelion fluff into the air.
ROCK MAGNETS From Alisa Burke
Add a magnet to the back of your favorite painted rocks and you’ve got something pretty and practical.
VINTAGE CAMPER PAINTED ROCKS From Atta Girl Says
We think a big version of this would make a perfect doorstop!
ROCK PHOTO HOLDERS From One Little Project
Paint your rocks and then use wire to turn them into some simple and simply adorable photo holders.
RAINBOW MANDALA ROCKS From I Love Painted Rocks
Add mandala designs to some lovely rainbow-painted rocks.
STAR WARS JAWA ROCKS From Crafts By Amanda
Star Wars fans unite! And while you’re together, grab your craft supplies and whip up some of these super cute Jawa rocks.
We bet you can’t wait to get started. Be sure to share them with us on social media. We’d love to see what you make.