Rock painting is a fun and creative activity.  Later in the season when constructing your garden, it can generate a sense of ownership and pride.

Painted Rock Garden Border


  • Rocks; fist-size
  • Acrylic paint
  • Muffin tin for paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Wash bin filled with water and a towel
  • Cups of water for rinsing paint brushes
  • Rags for wiping up paint brushes when needed

Rock Painting Instructions:

  1. Search for rocks and stones in your backyard.
  2. Wash your findings.
  3. Inside or outside paint your rock with acrylic hobby paint
  4. Place on a tarp to dry
  5. Add your name or motivational word with a paint marker, crayon, or ‘Sharpie’

Aaron Zenz Rock Painting

Helpful Hints:

  • Why not give your rocks personalities? Check out Aaron Zenz’s article.
  • Place rocks in your garden, or around the yard (safely) afterwards. This makes for additional fun, creating a scavenger hunt for the kids!

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