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Frankenstein Painted Rocks

Halloween means it is time for some spooky fun! October is the perfect time for some Halloween crafts that kids love. These Frankenstein painted rocks are a great Halloween craft project for kids of all ages, from preschoolers up to crafty adults. Plan a night of fun with this creative Halloween painted rocks project.

A Frankenstein painted rock on a woven placemat with a pumpkin next to it

Halloween Rock Painting

These Frankenstein painted rocks are easy to make, and super cute too. This craft would be great for a classroom setting, as an activity at a Halloween party, or just a simple afternoon craft at home in the days leading up to Halloween.

Rock painting is a fun activity for kids of all ages. It is also great for developing fine motor skills and encouraging creativity.

How to Make Halloween Rocks

To make this craft you only need a few simple items like googly eyes, paint brushes, green and black acrylic paint, magnets, hot glue, and small wooden spools. You will need two googly eyes, one spool, and one magnet for each painted rock craft you plan to make. 

What You Need:

  • Oval rocks
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Googly eyes
  • Small wooden spool, cut in half
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Pencil
  • Magnet
  • Mod Podge
Two bottles of craft paint one green and one black laying on a table with three rocks and a paintbrush

The most important item you need to make this Frankenstein craft is a flat rock that you can paint. The best rocks for this craft are those that have a rectangular or a triangular shape to them. Rocks with these shapes will look most like Frankenstein’s face!  You can go on a  walk with the kids to see if you can find some, or you can buy a package of flat rocks for crafts on Amazon. If you do find some while out on a walk make sure you wash them and allow them to dry thoroughly before starting your craft, otherwise the paint might not stick. 

A rock painted green and rock that's not painted sitting next to a bowl of green paint with a paintbrush in it.

Now you are ready to get crafting! Have the kids paint the whole rock with green acrylic paint and allow it to dry completely. If you have some, you can place a small amount of putty on the back of the rock to hold it in place, this is especially handy for younger crafters. 

Green painted rock with googly eyes and a spool cut in half and painted black

Once the green paint is dry, it is time to draw on Frankenstein’s features like his scars, hair, and mouth with a black marker. Now you will want to use black acrylic paint to paint over the markings to make them more prominent. While the kids have the black paint out, have them paint the spool black too. 

Green painted rock with black paint in a white bowl with a paintbrush

After the black paint has dried thoroughly, you can coat the rock with a layer of Mod Podge to seal it and make it look shiny. This step is optional and if you don’t have Mod Podge it is no big deal. Now you are ready to glue your googly eyes, to the front of the rock, and a magnet to the back if you are using them. 

Cut the painted black spools in half, an adult will need to do this for younger children, and then glue half of the spool to each side of Frankenstein’s head for his ears and allow the glue to dry. That’s it!

Now you have an adorably spooky Frankenstein magnet or paperweight to celebrate the Halloween season! Put them on your refrigerator, or just leave them on a desk as a simple, but fun Halloween decoration. 

Frankenstein painted rock on a woven placemat with a pumpkin behind it

Halloween Rock Ideas

This is just one idea for how to turn a simple rock into an adorable Halloween decoration. Get creative and try different designs! You could also turn your rocks into ghosts, bats, black cats, pumpkins, or mummies. The possibilities are endless!

Painting rocks is a fun and easy way to get into the Halloween spirit! Simple Halloween crafts like this easy Halloween painted rocks project make it easy for them to celebrate and share their excitement! 


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