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Gecko Rock Stone Art Craft For Kids

Today I am sharing my Gecko Rock stone which happens to be my favourite animal painted rock that I have painted so far. I absolutely love this cute Gecko stone and am really pleased with the final result.

If you’re looking for easy rock painting ideas then you have come to the right place. We have lots of fantastic examples of painted rocks here on The Inspiration Edit. You can heck out my whale rock stone. It’s a super cute painted rock. 

In fact I am currently working on some Very Hungry Caterpillar Story stones which I am looking forward to sharing in the coming weeks. We also have some fantastic DIY number painted rocks to help children learn to count. 

If you want to learn how to paint rocks and make story stones then enjoy this fantastic and super cute rock stone painting idea. 

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The Gecko Painted Rock

So why paint a Gecko? 

When I lived in the Pacific Island of Tonga, we had Gecko’s everywhere. It was really common to see these creatures crawling around on the walls. It became normal and something I got used to.

The first time I ever saw a Gecko in my bedroom was strange but over time I got used to it over time and came to like them. This memory inspired my story stone painting today. I sure hope you love it! 

Supplies Needed For This Kids Rock Stone Idea

You can find story stones to paint locally, buy them from amazon. Visit hobby craft or find hobby lobby rocks to paint! 

Uni Posca Paint Marker Pen, Fine Point, Set of 7 Natural Color (PC-3M 7C)Uni Posca Paint Marker Pen, Fine Point, Set of 7 Natural Color (PC-3M 7C)Margo 30 Lb. Large Mexican Beach Pebble 3 in. to 5 in.Margo 30 Lb. Large Mexican Beach Pebble 3 in. to 5 in.Uni Posca Extra Fine Marker, Black (PC1M.24)Uni Posca Extra Fine Marker, Black (PC1M.24)


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Gecko Rock Painting For Kids

Here is my tutorial of how to paint this cute animal rock stone.

I began by drawing my design on my sketch pad

I find that if I draw the image I want to paint first it always turns out better than if I just go freestyle on a rock.

creating a gecko rock stone

Next I copied my image from the paper to the rock.

In my experience the smoother the rock the better the rock stone image.

Story stones are really fun for kids and can help with building the imagination as well as supporting the development of fine motor skills through drawing and painting. 


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Next I used a metallic green posca pen to draw some shade on my Gecko rock stone.

gecko rock stone art for kids

This was then followed by filling in the Gecko’s body, arms and legs with the green posca paint pen.

gecko rock stone art for kids

I used the white posca pen to paint the Gecko’s eyes and add shade to the legs.

gecko rock stone art for kids

I then added the mouth and tongue, some purple shading and began to fill in the rest of the stone.


gecko rock stone art for kids

I finished colouring the whole Gecko with my posca paint pens and was really pleased with how it looked.

gecko rock stone art for kids

The final step was to outline the Gecko with a black posca pen.

 gecko rock stone art for kids

I really do love this rock stone and will be keeping it for my collection. Once we have enough cute animal rock stones, we can use them for tory telling and creative play! 

I want to do some more creatures as this is what I enjoy painting the most. Cute animals!

gecko rock stone art for kids

So what do you think? Would you like to paint some super cute rock stones?

It’s a fun activity for those with chronic illness like myself or as a fun craft for kids.

gecko rock stone art for kids



gecko rock stone art for kids


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