Mix & Match Painted Rock Faces

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Painted Rock Faces is a wonderful nature craft to do as we are nearing Earth Day!
Painted Rock Faces
We had so much fun making these painted rock faces- and they were so easy to make!
We went outside and collected some mostly flat rocks. Then we washed them off.
Then we put out some newspaper and painted the rocks into faces.  For the eyes, try to find some that are similar sizes and make a pair of them. Make a variety of shapes and colors so that you can have lots of fun mixing them around.
We really enjoyed assembling the faces and adding leaves or moss or twigs for hair.
Aren’t they adorable?
love karyn


  1. This is AWESOME (and so clever)! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Love it! Thank you for sharing. I’ve been thinking about having my kids paint rocks. Need to go buy paint now.

  3. Kim Huff says:

    This is a really cute idea and we love doing things with nature. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Pinned this!! This will be seen on a playschool blog someday!! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!! Hope to see you again next week!

  5. Brilliant idea!

  6. How clever and fun. Love this! I’ll be featuring this post as part of my Earth Day Activities for Kids: Upcycling roundup from the Weekly Kids Co-Op. xoxo P

  7. How fun! We have painted rocks, but never into something that could be played with like these. Thanks for the idea I’m sure my son will enjoy.

  8. Krystie says:

    These are adorable, love the mix n’ match concept! looks like this activity would bring on mega smiles!

  9. Hi stopping by from the UBH! Love this idea! I am pinning it right now! Thanks for popping by my blog! Happy Schooling!

  10. How fun! These would be great for teaching children how to develop characters for stories they make up. Thanks for sharing at Creative Learning.

  11. These are just so stinkin’ cute and I am sure you had fun making them. am pinning this to my Look What We Did Art board. Thanks for linking them on HammockTracks and I look forward to seeing what you are working on this week.

  12. This is great! I featured this post at Mom’s Library on iGameMom http://ow.ly/jWpQi
    Thanks for linking up. This week’s link is up, please come link up more!

  13. SO clever! What a fun Mr. Potato type activity for outdoors! LOVE it!

    Thanks so much for linking it up at TGIF!

    I am featuring this at TGIF today here: http://www.123homeschool4me.com/2013/04/tgif-linky-party-71.html

    Thanks again for sharing with all of us. Feel free to grab an I was featured button if you like and I hope to see you linked up again later today!
    Beth =)

  14. Those are so cute!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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