Look at these totally cute Painted Rock Chicks for Spring and Easter.

You can put them in Easter baskets or leave them for others to find on their painted rock hunt.

Craft Supplies Needed:

  • Smooth rocks, round or oval
  • Acrylic Paint: Yellow, orange, white, black & pink
  • Fine point marker (Sharpie works great)
  • If placing them outside you will need to use a paint called Patio Paint or seal the rocks with an outdoor sealer.
  • Small paint brush
  • Large paintbrush
  • toothpicks
  • Paper towel or sponge

Crafting Tips:

  • For a group setting, remember to factor in dry time. Offer alternate playtime or a snack while the paint is drying.
  • Use old oversized t-shirts for smocks.
  • Kids can use foam applicators instead of paintbrushes.
  • Keep costs down by hunting for smooth rocks out in your yard or at the park.

How to Make Painted Rock Chicks

If you found your rocks outside, wash and dry them first.

  1. Use large paintbrush to paint rocks with a coat of white paint and allow to dry.
  2. Use large paintbrush to paint rocks with yellow paint. Let dry. Add another coat if needed.
  3. Use a small paintbrush or a paint pen to add orange triangles for the beaks.
  4. Either using a scruffy old paintbrush with short stiff bristles, OR a small wadded up piece of paper towel or sponge, dip into pink paint. Dab the applicator onto another piece of paper towel over and over until the paint on the applicator is pretty much dry. Then dab the pink onto the rock on either side of the triangle to create rosy cheeks.
  5. Use the handle end of your paintbrush dipped in white paint to dot on the white circles for the eyes, just above and touching the top of the orange triangle beak. Let them dry.
  6. Cut the pointed end off of a toothpick. Dip the toothpick into black paint and dot onto the white circle.
  7. Use black fine point marker to add eyebrows.

Kids and adults will love these sweet little painted rock chicks, they are too cute!


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