Easy Painted Rock Monsters

Easy Painted Rock Monsters

Hello! Rock art is becoming a major trend, and these Easy Painted Rock Monsters are just so cute! They’re great for trading, giving as gifts, or using as paperweights. Here’s how to make them!

Easy Painted Rock Monsters


  • Large rocks. I purchased inexpensive river rocks, but you can always find some on a nature walk.
  • Craft paint in a variety of colors.
  • Foam or regular paintbrushes, large and tiny.
  • Hot glue gun.
  • Google eyes.
  • Pipe cleaners.
  • Permanent marker.

Start by picking out a variety of rocks! I like large rocks with unique shapes for this project. Paint your rocks all over with your color of choice. It take about 3 coats of paint, and you’ll need to paint one half of your rock at a time. This part takes some patience, so have something else you can do while that paint dries!

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The key to a good rock monster is in the googly eyes! I love to place my eyes on each rock and figure out what personality each rock should have. Your rocks can have as many or as few eyes as you’d like! When you’re ready, glue them in place with a hot glue gun. Then take your permanent marker and sketch out the monster’s mouth. This monster has a big smile!

Fill in the monster’s teeth with white paint and a tiny paintbrush.

If you want your monster to have arms or legs, here’s how to make them. Cut two longer lengths of pipe cleaner, and two short lengths. Bend the short length into a V shape, and wrap the end of long piece once around the point of the V. You’ll now have a perfect piece to make an arm or a leg! Take the other end and make a little bend for the glue to attach to.

Glue your legs or arms onto your monster! And this little guy is all done!

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Let’s make a princess monster! She’s pink with a pretty smile. To make her crown, measure a pipe cleaner against the top of her head and make a bend in it. Then make a few bends to create crown points, and then twist the first end onto the end of the last bend, and trim off the excess.

Place some hot glue along the bottom edge of her crown and press it onto her head. She’s all done too!

I also made this little orange baby monster, the three eyed monster, and a blue monster with legs and a silly smile. You’re only limited by your imagination!

I hope you enjoy making these Easy Painted Rock Monsters!

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