Rock Painting

Written by
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
Apr 02, 2020

Rock painting is a fun and creative activity.  Later in the season when constructing your garden, it can generate a sense of ownership and pride.

Painted Rock Garden Border


  • Rocks; fist-size

  • Acrylic paint

  • Muffin tin for paints

  • Paint brushes

  • Wash bin filled with water and a towel

  • Cups of water for rinsing paint brushes

  • Rags for wiping up paint brushes when needed


Rock Painting Instructions:


  1.  Search for rocks and stones in your backyard.

  2.  Wash your findings.

  3.  Inside or outside paint your rock with acrylic hobby paint

  4.  Place on a tarp to dry

  5.  Add your name or motivational word with a paint marker, crayon, or ‘Sharpie’



Aaron Zenz Rock Painting


Helpful Hints:

  • Why not give your rocks personalities? Check out Aaron Zenz's article.
  • Place rocks in your garden, or around the yard (safely) afterwards. This makes for additional fun, creating a scavenger hunt for the kids!