Arts & Crafts

Painting Rocks

Painting Rocks
Photo by: Nancy M.

Nancy M. Submitted by: Nancy M.

Kids love to "paint" rocks with water and watch them change color!

20 minutes
0 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots


  • 1 Water
  • 1 Paint brushes
  • 1 Plastic food containers
  • Rocks


  1. Fill a container with water.
  2. Have your child dip the paint brush in the water.
  3. "Paint" the rocks with water.
  4. Children will love the way rocks colors and natural sparkles are enhanced by the water!
  5. When the rocks are dry you can paint them again!
Associated Activity
1. Read "National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your world" by Steve Tomecek
2. Have your child sort the rocks by shape or color
Tips & Tricks
Note: Your child may get wet during this activity. It is best to do outside!