Ella is an insatiable crafter, so I am always in search of fun kids’ craft ideas that are budget-friendly and feasible for a 4 year old. Since we have an endless supply of rocks, I collected these rock crafts for kids ideas from around the web to share with you!
The nice thing about the rock crafts is that they can be done outside – just bring the craft supplies outside with you, go on a scavenger hunt for the rocks (or any other natural craft supplies you may need), and set up on a picnic table or a tarp/flattened cardboard box on the grass.
While some of these rock crafts are decorative (and great for gift-giving), some of them can then be used for games or pretend play! I love when children can get real use out of crafts that they’ve made (or eat food that they’ve made) – it allows them to feel continued pride in their work, while allowing them to think creatively to solve any flaws in their original designs.
(Rock Crafts from Above Image, Clockwise from top left:)
Pour-Painted Paper Weights With Beach Stones | Happy Hooligans
Kid-Made Cute Rock Doll Faces | Hello Wonderful
Ladybugs vs. Tadpoles Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game | Atta Girl Says
Hand Painted Mini Cactus | Salt and Pepper Moms
Mud Kitchen Food | Munchkin and Moms
Rock Cakes for Pretend Play | The Craft Train
Camping Themed Story Stones | Playdough to Plato
Minion Stones | Mum In The Mad House
Rock Monsters Pebble Magnet | Coastal Ways
Tic Tac Toe – Stone Bees & Ladies Birds | Red Ted Art
Thankful Rocks: A Visual Reminder to be Grateful | Mom Inspired Life
Story Stones | Happy Hooligans
Word Rocks | Dabbles & Babbles
DIY River Rock Garden Markers | West Valley Moms Blog
DIY Music Rocks | And Next Comes L
Crystallized Beach Rocks with Borax and Watercolours | Happy Hooligans
Rock Dominoes | Child Care Land
DIY Cars Track with Rocks!! | Playtivities
Rock Magnets | Alisa Burke
Tic Tac Toe Rocks Activity of Gift | Balancing Home
I’m so excited to get outside today and look for some crafting rocks with the kids. Which one of these rock crafts would your kids love?