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Halloween painted rock ideas

Halloween painted rock ideas

I know we’ve only just survived the first week back at school but I’m beginning to get excited about Halloween at the end of next month. My kids love Halloween and whilst we might not go all out for horror and zombies, we can’t result stocking up on the Halloween candy and go Trick or Treating. Today I’m joining in with a Halloween blog hop with our Halloween painted rocks.

We love decorating and hiding painted rocks. We hid a lot of our painted rocks stash over the summer, hiding them locally near where we live and also taking a few to hide when we went on holiday in the UK and abroad. It was definitely time to start decorating more so over the weekend we came up with some ideas for Halloween painted rocks.

prepping painted rocks

Halloween painted rock ideas

We already had a stash of rocks which we washed and left to dry in the sun. When they were dry we painted three of them white and one black. It’s so much easier to decorate a rock which has already been painted – top tip! I recently bought some new Posca pens with really fine tips. Since we started using them our painted rocks have been so much better, the designs a lot crisper and easier to see.

preparing our painted rocks

The kids decided what they wanted to make and we agreed on a spider, a gruesome eyeball, Jack Skellington and a candy corn. I love crafting with the kids and we spent a lovely afternoon decorating our Halloween painted rocks.

My 8 year old designed the Jack Skellington painted rock. He loves the book A Nightmare before Christmas and I can’t wait to get it out and re-read it with him soon.

Jack Skellington painted rock

I helped my 6 year old design a spiders web. We’re currently reading James and the Giant Peach and this made us think of Miss Spider and all the webs she spun.

Miss Spider from James and the Giant Peach

Our gruesome eyeball painted rock was a bit of a team effort. Earlier this year we made a dinosaur eye painted rock but this was even more fun, especially the bright red eye vessels!

Before we knew it we had four new Halloween themed painted rocks to varnish and hide. We’ll be adding the # of our local Facebook group on the back too.

Halloween themed painted rocks for kids

This is part of a Halloween Theme Blog Hop – Check out these other fun Halloween Ideas! Click on photos!

Halloween Blog Hop

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Making Spiders Using Physics


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    Leanna @ Alldonemonkey
    September 10, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for the tip about painting rocks! I wanted to do some with my kids, so this is really helpful, and I love how they turned out!

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    September 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Such a cute idea for Halloween and so easy for kids to make too!

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    Alex Gladwin
    September 13, 2018 at 11:55 am

    LOVE these ideas. My 5 year old would love to do these for Halloween. Will give them a go! x

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