Rocks That Rock
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Rocks That Rock

Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: Yes
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Material List

  • Rocks
  • Recycled Newspaper (to protect work surface)
  • Crayola┬« Sidewalk Chalk Bucket
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Disposable Plate for Paint Palette
  • Paper Towels
  • Container of Water

Developmental Skills

  • Fine Motor

Project Instructions

  1. Clean the rocks and dry before beginning project.
  2. Set the rocks on newspaper. Draw stars, stripes, flags and other patriotic symbols of choice. Let dry.


Pour a small amount of each paint color onto the disposable plate before using; be sure not to mix the colors. Wash paintbrush with water and dry with paper towels before changing paint colors. Rocks can be painted to fit any season or holiday.

Craft Notes

For outdoor crafts, choose a safe outdoor area, away from traffic and dangerous equipment. Close adult supervision is required. To protect clothing, have children wear an old, oversized t-shirt or smock when painting.