Easy Thanksgiving Painted Rocks Idea

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft to make with the kids then you are going to love these Thanksgiving painted rocks. Rock painting is a fun arts and craft activity for all ages and you can paint these fun rock stones with little ones or as an adult! Enjoy!


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Supplies Needed for Painting Thanksgiving Rocks

  • Rocks!
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Pens 
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Sealant
  • Glue
  • Any fun decor that you’re glving


Tips for Painting These Thanksgiving Rocks

  • Rocks can be found outside but should not be taken from protected natural areas.
  • If you are having trouble finding rocks, you can always purchase them on amazon, a local garden centre, or at a local landscaping company. They will usually sell them by the bucket-full. 
  • Make sure your rocks are clean and free of debris before starting your art.
  • If you need, you can lightly trace your design with a pencil first.
  • If you plan on painting, acrylic paint works best. 
  • If you plan on using pen for your art, you can use paint markers (I love Posca paint pens!)
  • If you’d like to glue anything to your rocks, we recommend the E6000 brand. Note: it is important to seal your rock with sealant prior to gluing items!
  • We also recommend sealing your rocks after you’ve finished decorating them. You can use whatever finish you’d like (glossy, matte, etc). These can be found online or in your local craft stores. Our suggestions: Rust-oleum and Krylon brands.
  • Rock art is relaxing and fun. Let your imagination run wild!

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Painting Rocks With Kids or Adults

As said previously rock stone art and rock painting is a great fun activity for little ones and for adults. In fact my younger brother loves to make things and this is the type of activity I could make with him for sure! No matter what age old or young have fun making these thanksgiving rocks today!

Thanksgiving Turkey Painted Rock

This Thanksgiving Turkey rock stone is pretty simple to paint. Begin by drawing the outline with a pencil or use your paint pen directly on the stone if you feel confident enough. Once the brown turkey body is painted, use a combination of harvest colours to paint the feathers. Finally add the beak and facial features and use a thin black posca pen to outline your thanksgiving rock stone.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Painted Rock

This harvest rock stone is a great idea and only takes a few colours to pull off. Why not talk to the kids about the Harvest and plan a service or harvest giving activity as you paint this fantastic harvest themed rock!

Happy Thanksgiving Rock Stone

Sometimes the best way to share a message is to write it down and this simple thanksgiving message painted on a rock stone does just that. Choose any colours you like to make your thanksgiving message rock.

Autumn Acorn Painted Rock

This autumn or fall themed painted rock stone is simple but effective. All you need it to paint a few leaves in different fall colours and then add the acorns using a brown and lighter beige colour. This again is simple but a great fall painted rock.

Pumpkin Pie Painted Rock

Being food lovers here at The Inspiration Edit we couldn’t exactly make Thanksgiving rocks without including food! Whether you have sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie this is a fun and easy painted rock. Begin by painting the pie and add the autumn stripes around the edge of your stone as shown in the picture! Enjoy!

Please don’t forget to share your rocks with me over on Pinterest! I’d love to see them!

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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