Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

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Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

Need a fun Valentine craft project for your kids (or yourself!)? Here’s a super simple one that involves three favorite art materials of every child I know—rocks, glue, and glitter. Seriously, how could you go wrong?

We made these this afternoon as an afterschool playdate activity. Here’s the how-to and the (gratuitous) pics…

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids


  • Small rocks
  • Glue
  • Glitter


Rock Valentine Art Project 01

1. Gather small, smooth rocks and wash and dry them. I scrub the rocks briefly, rinse them, and spread them out on a cookie sheet in a hot oven for 10-15 minutes. I prepared the rocks ahead of time so they would be ready to work with when the kids got home, but it would be a fun activity extension for them.

2. Squeeze a small amount of white glue into a dish. We used Elmer’s School Glue. I imagine Mod Podge would work, too.

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

3. Use a fine paint brush to paint a heart on a rock with glue.

Rock Valentine Art Project 04

4. Sprinkle your wet glue heart with glitter. We mostly used a glitter set that that was sent to us by Craft Project Ideas to try out.

Rock Valentine Art Project 05

5. Shake off the excess glitter.

Rock Valentine Art Project 07

6. Admire and share your new glitter rock valentine.

Rock Valentine Art Project 08

8. Make more rock Valentines.

Rock Valentine Art Project 10

And more…

Rock Valentine Art Project 33

Here are Maia’s Valentines.

Rock Valentine Art Project 22

Daphne had great fun making her glitter rocks.

Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

As did I.

This project was inspired by our family’s love of glitter as well as the fabric heart rocks we made a couple years ago.

How about you? What are your favorite Valentines for kids? Or what Valentine’s Day crafts are you up to these days?

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Glitter Rock Valentines for Kids

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  1. butterfly wishes wonderland dreams says

    very cute and everything is better with glitter :) according to my little giggle girl! :)
    fun valentines also all kids love rocks :)

  2. says

    I’m totally stealing this. I’m sure I’ve told you before how I love rocks (grandma geologist, etc.) and I think the kids would find this super fun. Plus, telling someone “you rock” seems less intimidating than “will you be my Valentine”. ;)

  3. says

    We love these glittery rocks too for a special Valentine. We featured you today on We had fun making them with our own children! Thanks for sharing!

  4. says

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  5. says

    Great idea – can do for other holidays and special events also. I have so many river stones in my yard, about time to put them to good use. :)