Easy painted rock monsters

rock-monsters

This craft is a great one for all ages. All you really need to do is lay out a bunch of materials and let your child’s imagination run wild. A great way to lead into making easy painted rock monsters is to read them some monster stories.

There’s a number of really fun monster books out there from the classic story Where the Wild Things Are to I want a monster.

rock monster book ideas

What I’ve found over the years as a primary school teacher, and a mother, is that kids love the opportunity to paint on objects other than paper. So giving them some rocks to paint on is a great activity for them to explore with.

This activity also lends itself to getting out and about. Perhaps take a trip to the beach or river, to find the perfect monster rocks they’d like to use. You could challenge them to find the most interesting rocks to make¬†their monsters.

Once the monsters are made, the fun doesn’t stop there. You could retell the stories using them, have a rock monster parade, or if your older kids are tech savvy, they could make a mini stop-motion with them. And once your kids have had enough of playing with them you could hide them around your neighbourhood for other kids to find and enjoy.

Making these easy painted rock monsters could just be the answer to hours of entertainment for your kids these school holidays!

Easy Painted Rock Monsters
rock-monster-materials

You will need

Rock
Paint (for rock painting I like to use Resene test pots. The colours we used are Lucky Point, Wild Thing, Home Run and Scrumptious)
Googly eyes
A black permanent marker
Glue
Wool

What to do

1. For the best colour results, I would suggest painting your rocks white first. Once the white is dry, chose your favourite colour and paint the whole rock. We had a bunch of leftover Resene test pots, so we used a selection of colours from the Resene range.

2. Let your painted stones dry, then glue on your eyes, and any hair you wish to have on them. I’d suggest if you are gluing on hair, a hot glue gun works best.

3. Using a permanent marker draw on the mouth and any other features your might like to add.

4. Finally let your kids add in any painted detail their creative minds can come up with!

rock-monsters-lineup

Alayna Flighty

Alayna lives in Pukerua Bay with her husband and two beautiful children. She's a qualified primary school teacher with a passion for the arts. Alayna believes the arts are a fundamental building block for children. When children engage with the arts they develop their language, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and improve their overall confidence.

Join 26,420 families and growing

As we build a strong community of like minds:

  • Get the best tips from the best experts
  • Recipes, parties, crafts and activities
  • Special offers, competitions and more...

Sit back and relax and let us deliver to your inbox.

Welcome to Kiwi Families

We bring 26,420 families together to learn from each other.

Join a community raising great kids: