Check out our Halloween Painted Rocks we recently did in partnership with Oriental Trading!
My boys and I have recently gotten into the painted rock craze. It’s a fun way to express creativity.
Our hometown has been hiding and seeking painted rocks all summer. There’s even a Facebook group we can post in when we hide or find beautiful rocks!
As we approach October, we have been creating some Halloween painted rocks. It was actually Sawyer’s idea to get into festive painting. Dawson loved it too though.
For our painted rocks experience, we used several items from Oriental Trading. They have a great selection of Halloween craft supplies and activities!
Halloween Painted Rocks
What You Need:
- Smooth river rocks
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Paper plates
- Sharpie markers
- Clear sealant
For our rocks, we visited a local creek. There were plenty of flat, smooth rocks to choose from! That made for a fun family outing before we got to making our Halloween painted rocks.
With our rocks collected, it was finally time to paint. I covered our dining room table in old newspaper to contain any messes that happened. I also laid out some cardstock paper for the rocks to dry on – so the ink from the newspaper would transfer onto the rock’s paint.
I laid out several paintbrushes and paint colors, which we received from Oriental Trading to help with our activity. I used paper plates as palettes, squeezing a little of each paint onto the plate for each boy to have their own supply.
Most of the Halloween painted rocks were first covered in a solid coat of paint. We used this as a background for the design. Then, we painted witches, Frankenstein, pumpkins, and more! We used Sharpies from Oriental Trading for the fine details of our creations.
Once the paint dried, we sprayed each rock with the clear sealant to protect the design from the elements. That took another few hours to dry, then our rocks were finished!
Sawyer wanted to save a few of the rocks we painted, to use as Halloween decorations on our front porch. The rest we have been hiding around town for others to find. It’s been fun to share the Halloween spirit with others!