Painting rocks is a fantastic summer craft activity. Do you need some inspiration? Here are some summer rock painting ideas that will have you running for your paintbrush!
Ideas for Summer Rock Painting
Let the creativity flow with these fun and fabulous summer rock painting ideas!
Life’s a Beach
There is nothing more quintessentially summer than a beach scene!
“Orange” you glad it’s summer?
Camping Under the Stars
Rock painting is a great, portable craft to take with you on your next summer campout.
It’s hard to make these summertime beetles any cuter. Wait! Just add glitter!
This adorable rock design reminds me of a summer picnic.
Bright, Sunshiny Day
The summer is all about sunshine and good vibes. This is one of those summer rock painting ideas that ticks that box.
Should this count as one of the summer rock painting ideas? Let me see. A whale makes me think of the ocean. The ocean makes me think of the beach. The beach makes me think of hot days in the summer. Boom! There it is.
One Fish. Two Fish.
I love the simplicity of this black and white fish design.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
You need paint pens to pull off this design. I love the black background and the use of negative space.
The Fourth of July Rocks!
I love the double meaning of this one. When you place rocks outside in public spaces, the unwritten rule is that anyone can take one if his or her day needs brightening. The rocks are free. But when you add the red, white, and blue stars, it harkens to the idea of the freedom we celebrate on Independence Day. So cool!
This guy is just too cute to leave off the list.
I love the assortment of dots on this rock. It reminds me of the texture of a real starfish.
You can paint a sunset and add your favorite quotation on top.
Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Inspire the car-lovers in your family to join in the rock painting this summer.
Bowl of Strawberries
I had to look at this one twice. I love the idea of putting this in the center of the kitchen table. Strawberries and summer…what could be sweeter?
I Scream, You Scream
We all scream for ice cream in the summer! This design reminds us that we better eat the ice cream before it melts!
I must confess that on the whole, I don’t like bugs. But I make exceptions for the cute ones (like ladybugs) and the beautiful ones (like this dragonfly).
These are messages we all near to hear, in every season. Make some and leave them for others to find, or make a set for someone in your life.
Nothing is more amazing than floating on an inflatable tube in the water. That’s true summer relaxation. If you have the art skills to pull this off, please try this one!
I can’t decide if this one reminds me more of summer or the 1960s. Either way, this is pretty great.
Maybe your summer views are a little less ocean and a little more desert. Here’s a lovely summer rock design for you.
Big Eyed Birds
If you’re like me, you love a pair of googly eyes. These birds are fluffy and fabulous!
How to Start a Summer Day
Summer, winter, fall, or spring, coffee is always a good idea.
Fruits and Veggies Galore
I love the idea of using painted rocks as garden markers.
If you have a Pokemon fan in your house, you can entice him to craft with this adorable set!
Summer Rock Painting Ideas for All Skill Levels
You don’t need to be an amazing artist to paint rocks. These summer rock painting ideas have designs that all skill levels can complete–from beginners to seasoned painters. So pour yourself a glass of lemonade, pick up a rock and a paintbrush, and get painting!