These easy summer themed rocks are perfect for beginners. From rock hunting to gifting, these stone painting ideas are a great way to brighten anyone’s day!
Summer Themed Rocks
Hello, summer! Bring on the hot dogs, the baseball, and the rock hunting. Now that the weather is warm and the kids are on summer break, we are ready to paint and hide rocks all over the city during these nice warm summer months.
Get inspired with these easy rock painting ideas that are perfect for beginners. From beach themed rocks to bright and sunny stones, you’ll find a fun project for a summer afternoon of painting rocks with the whole family.
Add inspirational messages to create summer kindness rocks that kids of all ages will love to find in their park.
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What supplies do you need?
Here are a few of the most important supplies that you will need to get started. To get a bigger deep dive, check out our favorite rock painting supplies.
- Paint Pens or Acrylic Paints
- Flat and Smooth Rocks
- Clear Sealer
Summer Rock Painting Ideas
What kind of rocks do you want to paint this summer? I love bright sun shines, something that takes me to the water, and bright and colorful flowers. I can’t wait to see what gets added to this list of adorable rock painting ideas as the warm weather continues!
Grab some red and white paint to create a classic picnic check pattern that is perfect for summer! Paint them, with or without the ants, with this tutorial.
Learn how to paint waves with this beach rock tutorial
This seashell rock is perfect for summer rock painting.
This video will teach you how to paint a cactus onto a rock!
These garden labels are perfect for beginners!
Give your cactus rock a colorful twist with this video tutorial.
Create a beautiful daisy painted rock with this video!
Give your summer fisherman an adorable fish rock!
Suns, Sunrises, and Sunsets
When I think of summer I think of a bright shining sun. These rock painting tutorials will help you capture the sunny side of summer.
Dare you to paint this sun rock without smiling.
Practice your dotting skills with this sun rock.
This sun Zendangle rock is super easy for beginners.
This mosaic pattern is perfect for painting suns onto rocks.
Make your rocks shine with this glitter sun tutorial.
This optical illusion-styled rock gives a unique twist to a classic sunset painted rock.
Blend reds, yellows, and oranges to create this beautiful sunset rock.
Learn how to blend with Posca paint pens with this video tutorial. Then grab some black paint to add a beach silhouette.
Create flower silhouettes in front of your colorful sunset rock.
Looking for more summer painted rocks?
Looking for more ideas? Check out our roundup of summer rock painting ideas from around the web.
You can also check out these fun themes that remind us of summer!
- Patriotic Rocks
- Rock Garden Markers (coming soon!)
- Rainbow Rocks
- Flower Rocks
- Beach Rocks
- Owl Rocks