Painting rocks!

ivy painting rocks
We’ve been staying at my family’s beach house on Bainbridge Island this week, where the water is cold and the beaches are rocky. The kids are in heaven! We have all spent the past few days collecting rocks on our beach walks, and today, while Marlow napped, we sat down in the shade to paint them. It was a fun afternoon activity and one that we all enjoyed.

The results from our rock-painting session were not overly impressive, so I thought it might be better to share some more inspiring images of other painted rocks, in case you are hoping for some inspiration beyond the typical painted ladybird! All images found on Pinterest:

painted rocks1
I love all the different faces in this image. (My boys were especially into painting faces – they wanted to make ‘pet rocks’.)


Love the bright colours and patterns here. (Image found here.)

abc painted rocks

Paint the alphabet! Fun and educational. (Image from here.)


Thought these were cute!

painted owls

Love these painted owls!

We used acrylic paints, and mixed our paints inside sea shells since we didn’t have paint palettes. It worked perfectly! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

x Courtney


Comments (5)

Esther in Amsterdam
July 18, 2014

These are so pretty! That’s the advantage of a rocky beach (we have sand here int he Netherlands!) xxxx

July 18, 2014

We enjoy doing this on the beaches of northern france, although we use very fine pens (which I think are meant for drawing on porcelain). We have had entire families of pebbles living on the edge of our bath for months at a time. Enjoy your hols!

July 18, 2014

It’s nice to see your kids versions (even if it is a small peek!) as I only ever see the perfect ones that adults have done!! We’ll have to collect a few and give it a go too – my daughter would ace the owl ones. She is always drawing owls for some reason! Enjoy your holiday – I can’t imagine that being too hard!

July 18, 2014

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July 24, 2014

Thanks for the great ideas! So fun!!! We used to paint pine cones as a kid. One of my greatest memories 🙂

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