Harry Potter Painted Rocks: A Fun DIY Craft for Potterheads

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Do you love painting rocks? Then this Harry Potter painted rocks craft is the perfect tutorial for you! 

In this magical craft, we will show you how to paint your very own Harry Potter rocks. This is a fun and easy project that anyone can do, and it makes a great gift ideas for Harry Potter fans. 

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Did you know that May 2nd is the International Harry Potter day?

This is a day where fans from all over the world come together to celebrate everything Harry Potter. Whether you’re a fan of the books, movies, or both, there’s something for everyone on this special day.

In my previous post, I gathered a list of my favorite book and movie quotes from the Harry Potter series. I think some quotes would be perfect for some masterpiece Harry Potter kindness rocks!

Here are a few things you will need to make these magical Harry Potter painted rocks.

Craft Supply List:

  • Rocks (flat rocks are best)
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Paintbrush
  • Jar of water or an Aguamenti spell
  • Paper towels
  • Paint Pens or acrylic paint
  • Pencil
  • Transfer paper

Rock Painting Tips

  • A varnish clear sealer may be used on your painted rocks to ensure that they are scratch- and moisture-resistant. I prefer using a spray sealer on my painted stones.
  • The best way to make your colors to be vibrant and “pop” is to apply a base coat to the top of the rocks.
  • Highlight your painted rock by outlining your artwork with a darker color or black paint pen. It really makes your artwork stand out!

Harry Potter “HP” Painted Rock

I used santorini stone for both Harry Potter painted rock craft projects. The white smooth rocks are beautiful and has a slight sparkle as well.

Step 1: I wanted to use the colors of the Hogwarts House of Gryffindor’s colors of Red and Gold. I used my red and gold paint pen and made slightly angled stripes across the stone.

painting stripes on a stone

Step Two: Sometimes, when I’m making designs that I need a little help with, I use white transfer paper to trace on top of my rock. Using transfer paper will help you achieve the finished look you want.

striped painted stone

Step Three: After the HP has been traced on your stone, use a black paint pen to outline and fill in.

Harry potter patined rock

Hogwarts Castle Painted Rock

I love to experiment with different art mediums. I wanted the background to have a watercolor effect, so I used my Faber-Castell Watercolor pencils

Step One: Color your stone with a blue watercolor pencil.

watercolor pencil and colored on stone

Step Two: Wet your paintbrush with a little water and start brushing your stone to create a desired look.

using a brush to paint watercolor on a stone

Step Three: I used a purple watercolor pencil on the top half of your stone to create a night sky. Repeat with a wet brush and blend the two colors together.

using a brush to paint watercolor on a stone

Step Four: Draw a castle and Hogwarts on the stone with a pencil. Finally, using a black paint pen to trace over the pencil.

hogwarts painted rock

After you are all done painting your stones, use a Tergeo spell for a speedy clean up!

My youngest son discovered the wizarding world of Harry Potter when the pandemic hit and was thrilled to find this LEGO Hogwarts Castle

LEGO Hogwarts Castle and Harry Potter painted rocks

I hoped you enjoyed these Harry Potter painted rocks craft activity. Check out our Harry Potter Quotes post, there you will find quotes from your favorite characters!

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harry potter painted rocks and hogwarts LEGO castle