We challenge you to these 31 fun rock painting ideas

31 design ideas for your painted rocks

If simple rock painting ideas is something you've been looking for, look no further. Each month, GoRock.com provides rock painting ideas so you can spend more time painting and less time thinking of designs to paint.

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Easy rock painting ideas for the month of May

GoRock.com offers the following ideas for your painted rocks with easy designs such as words of encouragement and kindness, cute rock painting ideas like a strawberry or ice cream cone and for more advanced rock painting, designs like silhouette or mandala.

This silhouette rock painting idea blends colors to make a background for your painted rock. Then, choose a design to add using black.
Challenge yourself to combining two ideas from our rock painting idea list - a bee and a message of kindness with "Bee Kind"
This rock painting idea combines two of the designs from this month's list, a bee and a message of kindness.
A message like "You Matter" may just be the words of encouragement someone might need to see on your painted rock.
A message like "You Matter" may just be the words of encouragement someone might need to see. This message is an easy rock painting idea that can be combined with other designs, such as this flower.

Bring out the painted rock paint pens!

Sometimes you don't want to break out all the rock painting supplies such as acrylic paints, brushes and palettes. That's when paint pens, like these Posca fine point paint pen markers make rock painting a breeze! They come in a variety of colors, are water-based and non-toxic and dry quickly. Simply draw your design and once your painted rock is dry, brush on a thin coat of water-based acrylic varnish. We like Duraclear varnish to seal our rocks because it can be used indoors (no smelly fumes), it dries quickly and with a nice glossy finish and it holds up well to outdoor elements (after all, our painted rocks are going to travel!)

A simple ice cream cone painted rock can easily make someone else smile.
Paint pens make painting rocks a breeze. They allow for fine detail work, like outlining shapes.

After you've painted your rock, get an ID from GoRock.com so you can be notified when your painted rock is found and see on a map where your painted rocks are traveling and spreading kindness.

Get a notification when your painted rock is found when you sign up with GoRock.com.
GoRock.com members are notified when their painted rocks are found. When a rock finder finds your painted rock, you'll get to see on a map where your painted rock has traveled and made others smile.

When someone finds your painted rock, they'll indicate where they found it, which updates your painted rock's map (a journey of where it has traveled and spread kindness). You and the rock finder will get to see this map.

Both the rock painter and finder of a painted rock get to see on a map where that rock has traveled. Our painted rocks are out there spreading kindness and GoRock.com visualizes all that kindness by showing your painted rock's journey.

And, the rock finder can leave you a message (like this fun message), letting you know how finding your rock really made their day. It's amazing to read the heartwarming stories from rock finders. Rock painters smile knowing their painted rock was the ultimate random act of kindness.

When someone finds your painted rock, they visit GoRock.com to enter the code from the back of the rock. They rock finder can leave a message for the rock painter about how finding that painted rock made them smile.
When someone stumbles upon one of your painted rocks, they visit GoRock.com and enter the code from the back of the rock (the code you get from GoRock.com to follow the journey of your painted rocks). The rock finder can leave a message letting you know how finding your rock made them smile.

Paying it forward, one painted rock at a time.

GoRock.com is a global rock painting community where your painted rocks can lead to donations to charity. Learn more about our Rock It Forward program where we're paying it forward, one painted rock at a time. For the month of May, our GoRock members' rocks will be supporting water.org. Learn more about why we chose to support water.org.


How many of these ideas for painted rocks will you try?

We challenge you to these fun rock painting design ideas for painted rocks
31 fun and easy rock painting design ideas

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