25+ DIY Rock Craft Projects to Make

Rocks are one of my favourite resources for DIY projects for my classroom. They are cheap, easy to source and can be used so many ways. Best bit - you don't need to be a great artist to create many of these rock craft projects. Perfect for playful learning at home and in the classroom, many of these would make great gifts too. Here you'll find some of our rock creations along with some of our favourites rock crafts from around the globe.


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25+ Fun DIY Rock Craft Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey
25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Our farm themed story stones are so simple to make. Get the DIY instructions here.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

You can can really turn anything into story stones. Our space rocks have been a fun addition to our small world play.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

You can keep it simple by just adding details with a Sharpie. These alphabet rocks have been used for years in my classroom now.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Of course you could get more creative. We love these alphabet stones from The Imagination Tree.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

While these Alphabet rocks from Thrive 360 Living would be so tactile in small hands.

Another easy way to create with rocks is to paint them and again you can keep it simple.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Our fairy garden stones are just paint + a little glitter.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Create some classic games to play with your children like these rock dominoes from The House That Lars Built.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Of course you could make the more traditional version too.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

This Tic Tac Toe game from Eighteen25 looks so inviting.


25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Create a Rock Clock like The Kavanaugh Report.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

And these Monster Rocks from Coast wouldn't be hard to make.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Feeling more creative? These Minion rocks from Mum in the Madhouse would be a hit with my kids!

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

If you're up for an even greater challenge, you can try making rock people! I made these a few years ago and although they didn't turn out how I planned, the kids haven't minded a bit!

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Or keep it simpler and just make faces at each other like Isabelle Kessedjian.


25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Make a pet rock like Mommo Design.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

You can use paint to turn rocks into anything! We love these garden markers from Adventure in a Box.


25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

No room for a garden? Pretend like Craftberry Bush has.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Or paint some miniature rock houses for your pretend play like Unicatella.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Use your favourite book as inspiration like Sam from Thrive 360 Living did.

Not so handy with a paint brush? Chalk markers might be your friend. We use ours often and they offer great coverage.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

We used chalk markers to create our line rocks. They've been great for play but even better for teaching pre-writers correct letter formation.


25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey


And they were perfect for creating some pretend food for the mud kitchen at Munchkins and Moms.


25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Or why not find some stones to recreate these gorgeous Babushka dolls from Maya Made.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

You can use rocks as part of a science experiment like Happy Hooligans did to create these gorgeous crystallized rocks.

Invite your children to create their own rock art! Stones are the perfect canvas for some process art.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

Meri Cherry used created some spin art with their stones.


25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

The Artful Parent melted theirs.

25+ Fun DIY Rock Art Projects to Try - a collection of different DIY projects to try for home or your classroom | you clever monkey

While Babble Dabble Do made their own rocks! See how here.

One of my most favourite alphabet books is 'If Rocks Could Sing' by Leslie McGuirk. It's a fantastic prompt for any loose part rock play.



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10 comments

  1. oh I love all these!!! stones are just so tactile and enticing! I am a recent convert to their glory (since finding a lovely beach filled with nice smooth ones )) and now we love getting the paint pen out and decorating them. Some great new ideas here, thanks! xx

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    1. We love rocks here for the same reasons. Such a versatile resource that can be used so many ways :) Thanks for visiting us Kate!

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  2. So many awesome rock ideas!! And I've always admired your rock people :-)

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    1. They have become 'rock stars' ;) Glad you found the post useful!

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  3. I've got to collect some more rocks!

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  4. Oh, I just love ALL of these!!

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    1. So many great ideas! So many creative people Danya!

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  5. Such an awesome collection on rock projects. We have a big pile of rocks in our front yard and I've been meaning to get around to doing something with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. So many different ways to play Kate! You're lucky to have such a resource literally on your doorstep ;)

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