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Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art

by Jean Van't Hul
May 17, 2014
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Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art

Everybody loves a rock, right? Byrd Baylor would say Everybody Needs a Rock.

Maia went through a phase as a toddler and preschooler where she would pick up and collect rocks anywhere we happened to be. This post contains affiliate links.

Piles of rocks.

Now it’s usually just a special rock here or there. And a budding interest in geology.

We like our rocks au naturel, but we also have a soft spot for rock arts and crafts.

18 Ways To Make Art With Rocks

(some we’ve done; some of these we’d like to do…)

Melted Crayon Rocks

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – melted crayon rocks

1. Melted Crayon Rocks by drawing on hot rocks

Kids Art with Rocks - Melted Crayon Shavings

2. Melted Crayon Rocks with crayon shavings (this was from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning. The link no longer works, but to do the activity put crayon shavings on a rock and then leave it in the sun, or put briefly in a warm oven.)

Kids Art with Rocks - DIY Wishing Stones

3. DIY Wishing Stones (add words or drawings to melted crayon rocks)

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – decorated crayon rocks

4. Decorated Rocks Using Crayons — draw on the rocks then heat them to melt the drawings (on Paging Fun Mums)

Painting Rocks

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – painted rocks

5. Byrd Baylor and Painted Rocks

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – painted rocks

6. Pour Painted Rocks (on Hands on As We Grow)

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – painted rocks

7. Painted Rocks Yard Art (on Family Focus Blog)

Kids Art with Rocks - Guerrilla Art

8. Painted Rocks as Guerrilla Art (on Make, Do & Friend)

Land Art for Kids

Kids Art with Rocks - Land Art for Kids

9. Land Art for Kids

Kids Art with Rocks - Nature Mandala

10. Rock and Nature Mandala (on Playful Learning)

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art

11. Make Ephemeral Art with Loose Parts (on Mairtown Kindergarten)

Drawing on Rocks

Kids Art with Rocks - Stone Owls

12. Stone Owls (on Red Ted Art)

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – chalkboard rocks

13. DIY Chalkboard Rocks (on Teach Preschool)

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – Story Stones

14. Story Stones (on Nurture Store)

Kids Art with Rocks - Chalking on Rocks

15. Chalking On Rocks (on The Chocolate Muffin Tree)

More Fun Ideas for Art with Rocks

Art with Rocks: 18 Ways to Use Rocks in Kids Art – Chalk Art

16. Rock With Chalk (on Almost Unschoolers)

Kids Art with Rocks - Rocks Plus Chalk Faces

17. Painted Rocks + Chalk Drawings (on Club Chica Circle)

Kids Art with Rocks - Painting with Rocks

18. More Painting With Rocks (on Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Question for you… Which of these ideas for rock art will you add to your summer bucket list? Or heck, which will you do with your kids in the coming week?

And if you’re still looking for fun ways to enjoy rocks, check out our other rock-related posts:

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