Stories & Crafts: Spotlight on Leo Lionni 2

Miss Rhonda shares one of her favorite books by Leo Lionni for this Stories & Crafts.

Painting Rocks

Supplies for painting rocks

  • rocks with a smooth surface
  • colored markers or paint dot markers
  • You can use acrylic craft paint if you would like.


  • clean off any dirt from your rock and let dry
  • decorate your rock as you wish – Like the torn paper craft, this is all about process and not the product. Let your child decide the design or picture for the rocks.

My two great nieces helped with this craft. We started with some black stones, but the different colors did not show up. Paint would look good on the black stones. Their dad had an extra paver, so he broke it in half. The girls had fun making their designs. You could decorate your garden with the rocks. What a way to showcase your child’s artwork!

More Fun

Check out these other books by Leo Lionni. Don’t forget to log your time for summer reading on Beanstack.

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Luanne Webb – Infant-Preschool Librarian. Through my programs I hope to spark children’s interest in reading and help them get ready for school. When I am not at the library, I enjoy researching my family’s history.