How to make painted rock fairy houses - easy rock painting ideas

If you are looking for easy rock painting ideas for kids you will love these painted rock fairy houses. Follow our step by step instructions to learn how to make painted rock fairy houses using a few simple rock painting supplies. Kids will love this easy painted rock craft which will leave them with a fairy garden full of colourful painted rock houses. Even toddlers and preschoolers can get involved with making and then playing with this fun fairy garden idea. 


How to make painted rock fairy houses. Easy rock painting ideas for kids. Use a few rock painting supplies to do pebble painting and make fun painted rocks crafts. Easy fairy garden ideas for preschoolers upwards.




Rock painting and pebble painting has become such a big thing! We have been painting, hiding and finding painted rocks everywhere this summer, so I am very excited to share this easy painted rock craft with you.

If you have any spare rocks or pebbles left after making these painted rock fairy houses take a look at our funny face rocks (these mix and match stones are lots of fun) or our 'Old MacDonald' nursery rhyme stones.

The fairy house rock painting idea that we are sharing today was made for our own garden rather than for hiding and Daisy (aged 3) has had lots of fun playing with them. If you know any toddlers or preschoolers that love fairies (or of course older children too,) you might want to take a look at our cardboard tube fairy houses, our plant pot fairy houses or our craft stick fairy doors


How to make painted rock fairy houses - easy rock painting ideas for kids


We made our fairy house painted rocks using paint pens (more details on the best paint pens for rock painting below). Rock painting using paint pens means that even really young children can get involved and create painted rocks that they are proud of. It also means that there is far less mess than if you use paints. Another benefit of using paint pens for rock painting and pebble painting is that they dry really quickly so you are easily able to layer colours on top of each other. We made a set of rock fish using paint pens too!


Easy rock painting ideas for kids

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Rock Painting Supplies


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  • Acrylic Paint Pens (I would recommend using acylic paint pens for painting on rocks. They are easy to use and last well. We used a set of standard thickness paint pens to make our rock fairy houses, but if you want to add more fine details you may need to purchase a set of fine acrylic pens too) 
  • Rocks or pebbles 
  • Sealer Spray




How to make painted rock fairy houses. Easy rock painting ideas for kids. Use a few rock painting supplies to do pebble painting and make fun painted rocks crafts. Easy fairy garden ideas for preschoolers upwards.



How to make painted rock fairy houses - easy rock painting ideas




STEP 1: Find your rocks, stones or pebbles 


Finding the rocks, stones or pebbles that you want to use for this painted rock craft can be as much fun as the painting! Whether you go to the beach, to the woods or you end up having to go to the garden centre, have fun choosing the perfect rocks. If you can't find any rocks suitable for painting you can get your rocks to paint from amazon. Think about the shapes and sizes that you want your fairy houses to be when picking your rocks.


STEP 2: Clean the rocks


Give the rocks that you have collected a wash with a little soapy water so that you have a smooth and clean surface to paint on.


STEP 3: Add colour to the rocks using acrylic paint pens


Now it's time to add a little colour! Begin by colouring the bottom half of the rocks using one of your acrylic paint pens. If you use a lighter colour you may have to colour a second coat of your chosen colour, but this is easy to do as the acrylic paint pens dry really quickly. Once you have added colour to the bottom half of all the rocks choose a contrasting colour for the top half, this will create the roof of your rock fairy houses.

You could make all the rocks the same colour or use a selection of bright colours like we did.



how to make painted rock fairy houses



STEP 4: Add details to your painted rock fairy house


Once the base colour has dried it's time to have fun adding details to this fun painted rock craft. Add windows, doors, roof tiles or just have fun adding patterns.


easy rock painting ideas - painted rock fairy houses


rock painting supplies

You really can't go wrong. Even toddlers and preschoolers can have fun mark making on the rocks to create their own fairy houses.

pebble painting for kids

STEP 5: Seal your painted rocks


If you want your painted rocks craft to be weather proof you will need to seal your painted rocks. We have added a clear spray sealer that works well for sealing rocks to our rock painting supplies list above. You will need to spray your painted rock fairy houses outside in a well ventilated area. We sprayed a couple of coats to make sure they were totally weather proof.

The painted rocks will feel a little tacky for a while after they have been sealed, so it may be a good idea to leave them overnight before playing with them.


How to make painted rock fairy houses. Easy rock painting ideas for kids. Use a few rock painting supplies to do pebble painting and make fun painted rocks crafts. Easy fairy garden ideas for preschoolers upwards.


STEP 6: Create a rock fairy house village


It's fun to make a whole collection of these painted rock fairy houses. You could either place all of the rock fairy houses in one place to create a fairy village or spread them out across the garden.



painted rock fairy houses

We even added house numbers to some of our rock fairy houses. 


painted rock crafts



STEP 7: Engage in fairy themed small world play


If you are making this painted rock craft for preschoolers or toddlers they will have SO MUCH fun engaging in small world play once the fairy houses have been painted.


painted rock crafts for kids



Daisy (aged 3) loved setting up her painted rocks in the sand pit. She had loads of fun moving the painted rock fairy houses about in the sand to set up different villages and she loved bringing her fairies and other small world animals into her play.


painted rock crafts for preschoolers


painted rocks craft fairy houses for preschoolers

It was lovely watching her use her imagination, we had fairies moving house, getting new pets and even a sand storm!


How to make painted rock fairy houses. Easy rock painting ideas for kids. Use a few rock painting supplies to do pebble painting and make fun painted rocks crafts. Easy fairy garden ideas for preschoolers upwards.

We hope that you enjoy making and playing with this painted rock craft as much as we have! Kids of all ages from toddlers and preschoolers upwards will love making a fairy garden using a set of these painted rock fairy houses.

If you want to try more easy rock painting ideas for kids take a look at our fun rock faces and painted rock fish

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