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Easter Egg Rocks – A Fun Painting Idea for Kids!


Easter egg rocks are an easy and fun Easter craft for kids! Simply paint egg shaped rocks with spring-colored paints and Easter egg patterns.

Easter Egg Rocks for Kids to Paint

Yesterday we painted Easter egg rocks with our friends Dawn, Esmé, and Asher.

Dawn found the idea in our local Macaroni Kid activity guide. They apparently send out an e-mail newsletter compiling all the local kid activities for the week. I need to get on this list!

The idea was to paint egg shaped rocks with Easter colors and Easter designs.

Dawn brought over some mostly egg-shaped rocks that she had pre-painted with an initial coat of acrylic paint. She used lavender, yellow, white, and green.

Here’s how we did this…

Painted Easter Egg Rocks

Painting Easter Egg Rocks

We used this technique to create Easter eggs, but you could also paint rocks to resemble natural birds eggs! If you want to do that, start with a base coat of blue, green, or tan, then splatter a contrasting color over the plain-painted egg.


  • Egg-shaped rocks, pre-painted with a coat of acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes


Easter Egg Rocks Painting Activity for Kids 3

First, we covered the art table with newspapers and put smocks and old t-shirts on the kids.

Then we set out more acrylic paints and some small paintbrushes and started painting.


Everyone, kids and adults alike, painted designs over the plain painted rocks.

Easter Egg Rocks Painting Activity for Kids 2

We had lots of fun with this easy rock painting activity!


Here’s Asher’s Easter egg rock and background art.

Easter Egg Rocks Painting Activity for Kids 1

Here are Maia’s Easter egg rocks

Easter Egg Rocks Painting Activity for Kids 4

And here are Esme’s Easter egg rocks (the top two) and Dawn’s rock (on the bottom).

I must have forgotten to photograph my own!

Painting rocks is always a fun activity for kids, whether in the name of Easter, or just because!

Plus they’re extra durable and would be a fun addition to an Easter egg hunt or a spring nature table.

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  • Reply
    April 3, 2010 at 10:46 am

    looks like LOTs of fun!

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    April 3, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Macaroni Kid is fantastic. They have newsletters for areas all over the country – I subscribe to two of them for the Seattle area. Besides being a great resource, each newsletter/mailing list is also coordinated by a local mom. I love it!

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    Scented Sweetpeas
    April 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    What a fab idea, will be trying this out with my little Esme and her siblings :-)

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    jenny @ Let the children play
    April 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Painting rocks is a favorite activity for our kids at preschool.
    In fact, they love painting any natural object: sticks, logs, leaves, bark. These are all great fun too, and you can use the bark and leaves to make interesting prints.
    Another idea we have used is painting the bigger rocks in our playground – like the ones around flower beds. They look really pretty too!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 3, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Oh, wow, I didn’t realize they were all over! Good to know. Thanks.

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