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Painted Easter Rocks for Your Decor

Unlock the magic of the holidays with vibrantly painted Easter rocks! A simple, fun way to add a splash of color and creativity to your seasonal decor.

Required Skills: None. You are going to be using paint pens as well as painting on a surface. This project is simple, even if you’ve never made one before.

easter painted rocks

Easter is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’re probably wondering, “How many chocolate eggs can a person eat before they become a real Easter bunny?”

But it’s time to lay off the candy, because today I’m going to share a fun holiday craft idea that’s perfect for both kids and adults: easter rocks,

Not the kind you’d sprinkle into a drainage ditch near your garden, but the kind you could paint, decorate your home, and maybe even give to someone as a unique little handmade gift .

I’m going to show you how to transform ordinary (smooth) stones into adorable Easter-themed treasures. Think Easter eggs, bunnies and chicks. And the best part? All you need is paint, paint pens, and a little creativity (wine is optional for adults, but highly recommended for inspiration).

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But I have the artistic talent of rock.” Well, guess what, that’s the beauty of painting rocks for Easter; It’s all about having fun and accepting imperfections.

Plus, I have all the tips and tricks to make sure your Easter painted rocks look like mini masterpieces — or at least like something you’ll happily display on your mantlepiece.

Whether you’re looking for a fun family activity, beautiful holiday decorations, Easter basket or party gift, or just an excuse to avoid spring cleaning for a while, decorating Easter rocks is your way.

So, grab your rocks, roll up your sleeves (or not, if you’re going for the paint-spattered look), and join me in creating some egg-based Easter decorations that will rock your world.

easter rock painting

Trust me, by the end of it, you’ll have more painted rocks than you know what to do with – and maybe, just maybe, you’ll have found a new favorite craft. Let’s get on it!

Tips for Painting Rocks

choose the right rocks

Look for smooth, flat rocks as they provide the best surface for painting. River rocks are ideal because of their naturally smooth surface. Avoid surfaces with large cracks or bulges.

clear rocks

Before painting, wash them with soapy water and let dry completely. This removes dirt and grime, ensuring that the paint adheres well to the surface.

prime your surface

Applying a primer or base coat of white acrylic paint can add attractiveness to your colors and improve durability. This creates a non-porous surface that allows the paint to adhere better.

use the right paint

Acrylic paint is the best choice for rock painting because it is waterproof, dries quickly and comes in vibrant colors. For a glossy finish, you can use acrylic paint markers or add sealant after painting.

experiment with tools

In addition to brushes, learn how to use sponges, toothpicks, and stencils to create different textures and designs. Dotting tools can be especially useful for creating precise dot patterns.

seal your rocks

To protect your artwork, especially if the rocks will be stored outside, apply a clear sealant. This helps prevent weather damage and keeps the colors vibrant.

beautiful easter painted rocks

Like any art form, rock painting improves with practice. Be patient with yourself as you learn and experiment with different techniques.

collect these supplies

  • flat, oval-shaped rocks
  • craft colors
  • paint brushes
  • Mod Podge – use gloss or matte for indoor, use outdoor for outdoor
  • Paint pens (optional) – I recommend Posca markers
  • Other tools (for use for painting)
  • pencil

Tips and Ideas for this Project

If you’re going to be doing a lot of rock painting, I highly recommend purchasing a set of dotting tools. These allow you to try out different effects and create dots of all sizes (including really small sizes). Toothpicks are also great for making little dots.

painted easter rocks

Get how to get the printable cards for this craft below:

prep time
5 minutes

active time
1 Hour 30 minute

dry time
30 minute

total time
2 hours 5 minutes


Estimated cost


  • flat, oval-shaped rocks

  • paint

  • mod Podge

  • paint pen (optional)


  • Other tools (for use for painting)

  • paint brushes

  • pencil

Did you make this project?

Please leave a rating or share a photo on Pinterest!

Did you enjoy this Easter craft? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to consider these other ideas:

Bunny Canvas • Bunny Mason Jar • Glitter Easter Eggs • Gold Confetti Eggs • Happy Easter Sign • Wood Easter Bunnies • Yarn Eggs


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