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Crafting with rocks is one of our favorite things to do with the kids. We love to paint rainbows on them! We’ve also made rock dolls, puzzles, alphabet letters and more to keep the kids busy painting, playing, and creating.

Lately, it seems rocks are making a comeback on the craft circuit which we love seeing! We’re blown away but the creative ideas we’ve seen featuring rocks and simple art supplies like paints and markers.

So we’ve rounded up our favorite playful rock crafts for kids featuring imaginative and pretend play ideas like making cute animal puzzles, bugs, garden stones, cactus, fairies and more.

What are your favorite rock crafts for kids?

Check out these cool ways to spread kindness with rocks.

Make sure to check out each description and links to the craft rocks below to make your own!

1. Traffic Signal Rocks | hello, Wonderful
2. Painted Rock Photo Holders | Buggy and Buddy
3. Fish Rock Craft | hello, Wonderful
4. Flamingo Rock Puzzle | hello, Wonderful
5. Rock Bugs | Easy Peasy and Fun

6. Rock Fairies | hello, Wonderful
7. Giraffe Rock Puzzle | hello, Wonderful
8. Campfire Rock | Box of Ideas
9. Pet Rocks | The Craft Train
10. Mud Play Rocks | Munchkins and Moms

11. Kandinsky Rocks | Arty Crafty Kids
12. Galaxy Rocks | Color Made Happy
13. Strawberry Ring Rock | Red Ted Art
14. Cactus Rock | The Best Ideas for Kids
15. Garden Markers | Adventure In A Box

16. Rock Fish Pond | Make It Your Own
17. Owl Rocks | Frugal Fun for Boys
18. Jail Craft Painted Rocks | Non Toy Gifts
19. Mouse Rock | I Heart Crafty Things
20. Mix and Match Rock People | You Clever Monkey

21. Pet Snail Rocks | Kids Craft Room
22. Rock Doll Faces
23. Sticker Rocks | Fireflies and Mudpies
24. Dyed Decorated Rocks | Twitchetts
25. Garden Rocks and Drawstring Bag | The Craft Train


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.