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Watermelon Painted Rocks are a Fun Craft for Kids!

Do you have a little artist on your hands? This watermelon-painted rock craft is the perfect project for kids to do. They can paint their own rocks and create something that will last forever! Painting rocks is so much fun – and it really doesn’t matter if they make a mistake or not. All of those mistakes turn into an artful masterpiece! I hope you and your kids enjoy this watermelon painted rocks craft this summer!

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Are you looking for a fun summer craft? Painted Rocks that look like watermelons are a fun summer craft idea for kids. They’re easy to make and can be made with supplies you might already have around the house or I’ve linked the supplies on Amazon for you!

It’s an inexpensive project that doesn’t take much time, but it will keep your little one busy all day long! This blog post includes a list of materials needed and instructions on how to do this fun summer activity with your child.

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with your kids. And what better way than by painting rocks that look like watermelons! This project is easy and quick, so it’s perfect for busy parents who want to spend some quality time with their children. Plus, it’s a great way to teach them about colors and shapes while they have fun outside in the sun.

You can use this activity as an educational tool or just something fun to do on a hot day when you don’t know what else to do. It’s also great for encouraging your kids to be creative. They’ll be proud of their work once they’re finished!

These watermelon-painted rocks are so cute! We had a lot of fun making them. They make great decorations for a summer party, around your garden, or line them across a window sill for a bit of cheeriness in your home.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Kids can easily make these on their own with just a little supervision depending on their age. It’s a great summer craft project that can be done at home or even at camp.

These watermelon-painted rocks are bright and colorful, almost like candy!

Okay, so let’s talk about how to paint these adorable watermelon-shaped rocks!

How to Make Watermelon Painted Rocks

Materials Needed:

  • Round-ish Rocks (I made 3)
  • Acrylic Paint in:
    • Pink
    • Dark Green
    • Light Green
    • Metallic White
    • Black
    • Metallic Gold

Tools:

  • Moist Paper Towel
  • Paint Brushes
Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Instructions

Wipe your rocks to remove any dust or dirt, then allow them to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Paint about ¾ of each rock with the pink paint, covering the majority of the rock completely. Allow the pink paint to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com
Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Paint the remaining ¼ of each rock with the light green paint, covering the rock completely. Allow the light green paint to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com
Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

With the dark green paint, paint vertical lines about ½-inch wide from one side to the other on top of the light green painted area, leaving a ¼-inch to ⅛-inch wide section of light green paint showing. Make these dark green stripes organically messy and come together on the end of the rock. Allow the dark green paint to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Add a line of light green paint across the join line of the pink and greens, neatening-up the area. Allow this to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Add a line of metallic white paint on the pink side of the light green line you just painted. Allow this to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com
Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Using the smallest paint brush you can find and a dabbing motion, add dabs of black paint on the pink area in 5-6 places. These dots will be the seeds. Allow these to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Using the gold paint, add a “shine” on each seed by adding a dab of gold paint on the side of each seed. Allow this to dry completely.

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

If desired, seal with a coat of Mod Podge before sharing with the neighborhood!

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Watermelon Painted Rocks

Watermelon Painted Rocks - A Fun Summer Craft for Kids! @ aStorybookDay.com

Materials

  • Round-ish Rocks
  • Pink Acrylic Paint
  • Dark Green Acrylic Paint
  • Light Green Acrylic Paint
  • Metallic White Acrylic Paint
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint

Tools

  • Moist Paper Towel
  • Paint Brushes

Instructions

    1. Wipe your rocks to remove any dust or dirt, then allow them to dry completely.

    2. Paint about ¾ of each rock with the pink paint, covering the majority of the rock completely. Allow the pink paint to dry completely.
    3. Paint the remaining ¼ of each rock with the light green paint, covering the rock completely. Allow the light green paint to dry completely.
    4. With the dark green paint, paint vertical lines about ½-inch wide from one side to the other on top of the light green painted area, leaving a ¼-inch to ⅛-inch wide section of light green paint showing. Make these dark green stripes organically messy and come together on the end of the rock. Allow the dark green paint to dry completely.
    5. Add a line of light green paint across the join line of the pink and greens, neatening-up the area. Allow this to dry completely.
    6. Add a line of metallic white paint on the pink side of the light green line you just painted. Allow this to dry completely.
    7. Using the smallest paint brush you can find and a dabbing motion, add dabs of black paint on the pink area in 5-6 places. These dots will be the seeds. Allow these to dry completely.
    8. Using the gold paint, add a “shine” on each seed by adding a dab of gold paint on the side of each seed. Allow this to dry completely.
    9. If desired, seal with a coat of Mod Podge before displaying or sharing with friends!

This is a really fun summer craft for kids. The watermelon rocks are easy to make and will be perfect as outdoor decorations at your next pool party! Share this post with the buttons below so that other parents can have some creative ideas for how to keep their children entertained this summer!