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?
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!
This is such a simple design but it sure is happy! We smile every time we see them!
You don’t need a rainbow shaped rock to create this fun rainbow design but it is sure to brighten up someone’s day.
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!
The simplicity of these word rocks make them a perfect addition to any room.
Ha! These zombie rocks make us laugh. You could easily adapt these to be other funny creatures too.
Or how about painting some silly monster faces?
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.
Make yourself a set of cacti from rocks and then “plant” them in some pots.
This cute little bunny rock is perfect for spring. You could even add it to the Easter basket of someone special.
Love Toy Story? These alien rocks will be so much fun to create.
Wow! Who knew you could turn rocks into a pretty good facsimile of strawberries? So cute!
These little watermelon creatures will a pop of color and a happy little accent anywhere.
Turn your rocks into some bright and cheery little flowers.
Add some kind affirmations to some rocks and just see how easy it is to brighten someone’s day.
This pretty little butterfly rock with its addition of glitter is so lovely!
Ladybug rocks are a classic design that’s quick and easy to make.
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.
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)
These little penguin rocks are a favorite here at A Little Craft in Your Day. They’re a good winter-themed option!
These pretty fern rocks are the perfect backdrop for some fun quotes.
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.
Add a magnet to the back of your favorite painted rocks and you’ve got something pretty and practical.
We think a big version of this would make a perfect doorstop!
Paint your rocks and then use wire to turn them into some simple and simply adorable photo holders.
Add mandala designs to some lovely rainbow-painted rocks.
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.