Painted Monster Rocks – Halloween Crafts for Kids

Have a whole bunch of river stones and are asking yourself what to do with them? Well a whole bunch of painted monster rocks, naturally, especially now that Halloween is near.

These little fellows will look cute laid out around your home.
Painted Rock Monsters -Cool Halloween Craft for Kids - Painting Stones

Painted Monster Rocks

What you need:

  • stones, either gathered on your walk or from the craft/dollar store
  • acrylic paints (white, black and colors)
  • paintbrushes
  • pencil with an erasor



First clean the rocks, removing dust and dirt. Once they are clean and dry paint them with acrylic colors. Depending on brand and color you might need to apply more layers (for example I had to apply just one layer of blue but multiple layers of yellow). Let the paint dry.


Now its time to work on the eyes. We made the eyes with the help of an pencil with the eraser. Dip the eraser into white paint and press it onto the rick. Cute eyes everywhere. Once the white paint dries, add a black spot. Continue your monster cretion by adding more facial details – mouths, teeth, tongues, scars…

Monster Rock Painting - Cute stone crafts for kids

If you only used acrylic colors these babies are ready to go outside, if not you might want to use some clear varnish to seal the colors and make these painted monster rocks waterproof.

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