Rock crafts are an awesome way to connect kids, nature, and creativity!
Below you can find a compilation of super creative ideas for rock crafts sorted by “craft types” so you can choose the ones that suit your kid’s likes and needs.
* Please supervise your kids when making these, especially the giant caterpillar. You’ve been warned 😛 *
Ideas for Rock Creatures
The following are craft ideas for animals and other alive-looking creatures made with rocks:
Rock Mouse Craft – See tutorial by I Heart Crafty Things here.
Mini cactus pet rocks – See tutorial by The Best Ideas for Kids here.
Painted Monster Rocks – See tutorial by Easy Peasy and Fun here.
Flamingo Rock Puzzle – See tutorial by Hello, Wonderful here.
Minions in jail craft – See tutorial by Non-toy Gifts here.
Rock Snails – See tutorial by Kids Craft Room here.
Fluffy Pet Rocks – See tutorial by The Craft Train here.
Koi Fish & Pond – See tutorial by Make it Your Own here.
Decorative Rock Ideas
These are ideas to craft your minerals into little decorations:
Rock Photo Holder – See tutorial by Buggy and Buddy here.
Yarn Wrapped Rocks – See tutorial by Fun Kids Crafts here.
DIY Stone Ring – See tutorial by Red Ted Art here.
Garden Rock Caterpillar – See tutorial here.
Zombie Rocks Jeff – See example by Little Black Heart here.
Mess-Free Silly Sticker Rocks – See tutorial by Fireflies And Mud Pies here.
Mini Campfire Craft – See tutorial here in Box of Ideas! 🙂
Painted Rocks Ideas
Below you can find a couple of different ways to color-up your rocksies:
Kandinsky Inspired Rainbow Rocks – See tutorial by Arty Crafty Kids here.
Dyed Rocks – See tutorial by Twitchetts here.
Rock Dominoes – See tutorial by Repeat Crafter Me here.
Kindness Rocks – See tutorial by Crafts Unleashed here.
DIY Camping Story Stones – See tutorial by Crafts on Sea here.
DIY Pebble candle holder – See photo by Dekoartikel_linkart here.
Emoji Rocks – See photo by Cara Dura here.
Pokémon Rocks Hide and Seek – See tutorial by Inspiration Made Simple here.
Galaxy Painted Rocks – See tutorial by Color Made Me Happy here.
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The Author: Rodrigo Macias is a bilingual creative mixing his experience working in Childcare and Design to come up with imaginative & educational printables and activities for kids.