painted rock faces kids crafts

The original idea for this project came from the lovely HANDMADE CHARLOTTE blog, I urge you to go check out their fun crafts and sweet treats, the blog is a feast of beautiful crafty fun!

We used chalk markers to draw our fun face shapes onto the rocks. The chalk markers do rub off after a while so if you wanted to make them permanent you could either cover them with a few coats of Modge Podge or use permanent acrylic paints.

We made all the face shape elements quite simple and non descriptive so the activity was more open-ended allowing you to use the different shapes in many ways. This was also a great activity to spark a conversation about facial expressions and emotions. We had so much fun making all these fun rock faces!


  • Smooth pebbles
  • Chalk markers or acrylic paints
  • Modge Podge glue (optional)


Draw or paint lots of different 'face' element shapes into the rocks. We made pairs of each shape. Now play and make some funny faces!

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