Halloween Rocks


Of course it does! And here’s an easy way for kids to help out with the festivities, by making some fun and easy decorations of their own.


  • rocks
  • acrylic paint in Halloween colours
  • Acrylic Gel Medium
  • laser printed images to transfer
  • scissors
  • paint brushes
  • spray bottle
  • paper towels



1. Painting rocks is a fun Halloween craft that’s great for kids of all ages. They can choose to make words like Halloween, boo, and spooky, or paint seasonal things like pumpkins, black cats and ghosts. Either way, they’ll make great decorations to adorn tables, window sills, and desks tops.

Gather some clean, dry rocks. Paint base colours on them, like orange, white and black. You may need two coats. Once dry, add details on top. You can stick to paint, or you can also use Acrylic Gel Medium to transfer images, like I did with the cobweb. To do this, add the medium, using a paint brush, onto the painted rock.


Place a laser printed image face down onto the medium. Press well to ensure all creases and bubbles are removed. Allow to dry overnight.


Once dry, spray or add some water to the surface, and begin to rub off the pulp using your fingers, a paper towel, or a sponge.


You can, of course, skip the image transfer part and simply stick to painting. If painting letters, the internet is filled with all sorts of spooky looking fonts for inspiration.



Filed under Halloween, rock painting

35 responses to “Halloween Rocks

  1. That is one awesome and easy project! I have to give it a try. I have 2 buckets of river stones to play with!

  2. What is it about rocks? Just makes the learning more pleasant!

  3. I like these! Was actually planning a Halloween tic tac toe game with my four year old granddaughter. We’d collect stones together and she’d paint white ghosts and I’d paint orange pumpkins. Then we’d play the game on a cardboard grid. I think I better get going on that idea – yours are so pretty!
    Your transfers would delight older kids who could handle the media – and produce really nice intricate designs – like your spider web!

  4. M

    What a great idea! How did you think of it?

  5. We are always collecting rocks, what a great way to use them! So simple and easy to do.

    I am stopping by from the Inspire Us Thursday link party where I am linked up too with my Free Pintable – Thankful for Every Moment project.


  6. Awesome! I’ve transferred photos on to wood using this method. It works like a charm. Thanks for sharing your Halloween creation. Hey, I recently started a linky party over at Scrapality and it’s live right now. I would love it if you would stop by and link up. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Hi just found your blog from the Scraptastic Saturdays linky party. Love you cute halloween rocks.

  8. Such a simple but effective idea, I love the font’s you chose. pinning!

  9. Kim

    What a super cute idea…love it! I’m all about simple!

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  17. What a great idea! My children would love to make these! Thanks so much for sharing at The Project Parade! I hope to see you again this week:)

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  19. Jann Olson

    I love Halloween and these are so cute!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  21. Thank you for linking up to Scraptastic Saturday! Your project has been chosen as a feature this week for the upcoming Scraptastic Saturday. Thanks for linking up!

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  23. Thanks for sharing this on Fabulous Friday Party a few weeks ago. Great kids project, please stop by this friday for another Fabulous Friday Party.
    Thanks Maria

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