We’ve been sharing lots of superhero activities lately, and we’ve got one more fun craft to show you. Make some superhero painted rocks! We patterned our painted rocks after our favorite Marvel and DC superheroes.

Rock painting is definitely one of our favorite crafts because it’s fun and relaxing for both kids and adults. There are so many ways to decorate painted rocks! You can find our other painted rocks projects in this collection of 50+ Rock Painting Ideas.

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Painted Rock Tips:

You might need to purchase good painting rocks. Where we live (North Texas), nice smooth rocks are nearly impossible to find. We have a lot of sandstone and limestone in irregular shapes. No smooth beach pebbles here!

I ordered the rocks used in this post from Amazon, and they are so nice and smooth! Such a nice color, too. These are the ones I ordered: Rock Painting Stones.

We have also purchased rocks from Home Depot in the garden center. You can get a huge bag of river rock for a good price.

We use acrylic paint for our painted rocks. We also love to use Sharpie paint pens for the small details.

You’ll probably want to spray your rocks with a coat of polyurethane to keep the paint from chipping. It will still chip eventually if the rocks are heavily played with, but unless they are being used as toys, they should be reasonably durable if you spray them.

One more tip… paint the lighter areas before painting the darker areas. If you accidentally go over the line with the darker color, it won’t look bad. But a lighter color on top of a darker color won’t look great. For example, paint Spiderman’s white eyes before painting the red mask.

And now, on to the superhero painted rocks!

Spiderman might just be my favorite. It’s very easy to do! Draw the web lines with a paint pen.

Batman

The rock wasn’t a perfect shape, but I think it turned out well!

It would also be fun to paint Batman’s head/mask.

Wonder Woman

If you’ve got the skills to paint a detailed face, then go for it. If not, use the LEGO Wonder Woman face as a model. That’s what I did! Works for any character…

Iron Man

For the lines on the mask, I used gold paint mixed with a brown to make it dark enough to stand out.

Captain America

My 13 year old painted Captain America. He turned out really well!

Captain America Shield and Superman Symbol

Draw these designs with a pencil first. They are very do-able with paint markers!

The Hulk

Here’s another one that my 13 year old painted. The inside of the mouth is just the natural rock color.

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The Flash Symbol

This design is a great starting point for beginners! Use a paint marker for the black outlining. I painted the red first, then the white circle in the center.

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Need more superhero craft ideas?

Head over here to see the rest of our painted rock ideas (all kinds of ideas, not just superheroes).

Make some Pipe Cleaner Superheroes – one of the best crafts ever!

Make some Craft Stick Superheroes. So many possibilities with these!

LEGO Superhero Building Cards – these are so much fun! There are 8 building cards to print. They will work with Perler Beads as well as LEGO.

Have fun crafting!

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  1. Leslie Gardiner May 26, 2020

    Thank you SO much for this wonderful themed project! I am a Nana sending some of your ideas along regularly to my almost 4 grandson and my almost 7 grandson and their parents! They have worked hard at school at home, and the boys are thriving! Yours is my favorite and most reliably usable site! Many thanks to you, Sarah, and to your kids for ALL you do for others! I'm a believer in all you produce and share. I did buy your newest Star Wars book last December as a Christmas gift!

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