17 Halloween Rock Painting Ideas –With Tutorials!

Get into the crafty spirit with these amazing Halloween rock painting ideas!

We’ve selected the best painted rock tutorials to start the season off right.

As the summer months end, it gets darker earlier and earlier. And when the air gets that familiar cool crispness, you know that spooky season is drawing near.

So it’s time to start making inspiring indoor crafts you can use for Halloween decorations. 

4 different images of rocks with halloween themed characters painted on them

Lately, I’ve become a huge fan of rock painting. I couldn’t believe how much of a fun craft it was.

And the best part about it is that it only requires a few craft supplies.

The perfect fun activity for young kids to practice their fine motor skills.

And our list of Halloween rock painting ideas offers a variety of projects that will be so much fun for older children and adults too!

Tips For How To Paint Rocks For Halloween

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Rather than use a permanent marker, use acrylic or oil paint pens (also called paint markers).

These will resist fading far better than a permanent marker. Paint pens are also great for adding details but additionally can be used to paint large areas

However, a paint brush will get the job done quickly when you want a full base coat.

The oil pens tend to be more durable, but you aren’t able to clean up as easily. Removal will require acetone or mineral spirits.

On the other hand, the acrylic paints and paint pens are wipeable and especially easy to clean with soapy water.

When choosing rocks for painting, river rocks are a great choice because these are typically very smooth rocks.

They are often sold by the bag and come in various sizes and shapes.

While round stones are best for many projects, the angular and other odd-shaped ones can be great for projects like painted animal rocks. 

Scroll through the list of amazing rock ideas with tutorials below to get started.

You may also want to check out our list of 50 lawn decorations you can make for Halloween.

Halloween Rock Painting Tutorial Ideas

For more Halloween crafts, check out our pumpkin carving templates of cats, ghosts, and witches. Also, how to carve a pumpkin of a super cute cat.

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