Mom Approved – Christmas rock painting Crafts that your kids will love

Try these fun and easy Christmas Rock Painting Crafts that your kids will love!

Winter Break is just around the corner so keeping your little ones busy can be a challenge at times. If you have read my posts in the past, you know that I like double duty crafts. 

You can find all the supplies at your local craft store or by visiting our Amazon Shop for easy shopping.

Most of the Christmas painting ideas have an easy to follow tutorial with photos to create beautiful artwork for yourself or as a memorable handcrafted gift.

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Here’s a supply list for these Christmas Rock Painting Crafts:

  1. Rocks
  2. Acrylic Paint
  3. Markers
  4. Q-Tips
  5. Paintbrush


Candy Cane painted rock

This was a fun craft that we tried to fingerpaint but the rock we used wasn’t quite large enough, so we used Q-Tips to make the red and white dots with acrylic paint.


Christmas Wreath Rock Painting

Use two shades of green paint, and have your child make a circle while alternating the shades using their thumbprints. Then use the top of a paintbrush handle and dot the wreath with red paint to make the holly berries. We used a red Uni-Posca marker to write “Merry Christmas”.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer painted rocks

This one was a fan favorite for my kiddos! It’s an easy fun craft that your kids will love to do. Simply, have them press their thumbs in the brown acrylic paint and press down on the rock. Let it dry, then paint the antlers and design the face however you want!


Angel Rock Painting

This cute thumbprint rock painting craft is perfect for those itty-bitty rocks that you have no idea what to do with! Choose a color for the body and wings. Dip their thumb in the paint and press down on the rock to make the body and then again on the left and right of the body to make the wings. Have your child dip their pointer finger in brownish paint to make the head and press down right above the body. Draw little halos above their head. Add some eyes and a mouth so it looks like the angels are singing.


Elf Rock Painting

Dip their thumbs in green paint and press it down on a rock. Then have them dip their pointer finger in a brownish color for the head. Let the paint dry and then use we used a black uni-posca paint pen to draw the face, arms, and legs. Don’t forget to add the Elf hat and decorate by adding clothes and buttons!


Gingerbread Man painted rock

This gingerbread man is too cute to eat! Make a brown thumbprint on your rock then use the pointer finger to make the head and limbs. Drag the finger out to make the limbs appear longer. Have fun decorating your little gingerbread man!

For more information about rock painting and how to get started read our Rock Painting Beginner’s Guide Series.

Don’t stop here, try making Christmas trees, Christmas Lights, Stockings, Santa Claus, Frosty and more!

For more joyful and fun Christmas painted rock ideas, check out our posts on:


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Visit our Amazon Shop for easy Holiday shopping gifts for the crafter in your life or just stock up for the Winter on great art supply deals!

Do you enjoy listening to music, watching a movie or even enjoy a special beverage while painting rocks? Let me know.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!