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beach rocks natural recycle craft

Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Make many things from rocks and other natural items


More Nature Themed Recycle Crafts:

Tissue Rocks..Rock!
Planetpals Exclusive!
This is a favorite beach project for kids--use recycled gift tissue!

make tissue rocks

Many Ways to Make Recycle Trees & Scenery
Planetpals Exclusive!

Arbor Day, Earthday, America Recycles Day. This is simple for any age! Use paper tubes, cardboard, tissue-ideas and instructions

arbor tree

Make a Campground Take a vacation in your favorite forest by making your own campground with recycle materials. Add found Rocks!

make your own campground

Shoe box Diorama World
Planetpals Exclusive!

This is a favorite Habitat Idea! Convert a shoe box to a favorite forest or natural place. Teach kids to love the world. Add found Rcoks!

shoebox craft

Make a shell mobile and other shell crafts
Planetpals Exclusive!

Make this simple
mobile using one string or many

shell mobile

How to have an archeology dig - How to make a dig kit
Planetpals Exclusive!
Natural learning for kids

have a dig!

Yogurt Container Dolls
many adorable ways to adapt yogurt containers and bottles to make Animals like Penguins, Birds, Butterflies.
yogurt containers craft

Baby Food Jars or Small (4oz) Soda Cans
Kids never get tired of animals...animals-this is a great Easter bunny and chicky craft or everyday craft
. Make sure you place the jar r can upside down! If you use a can --cover the hole with heavy tape, please.

jar soda can animals

Make a Recycle Bug Jar
Planetpals Exclusive!
Just Buggy! Directions and ideas
for Bug Jar made of recycled materials

bug jar

Make a Recycle Bug Kit
Planetpals Exclusive!
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas
for Bug Kit with journal made of recycled materials

bug kit

Make a Recycle Butterfly Net
Planetpals Exclusive!
Great fun! Directions and ideas
for making a butterfly catching net from recycled materials-plus free printable PP label

recycled butterfly net

Recycled Milk Container Bird Houses
If you paint these you can use them outdoors!

milk carton recycle craft

Make a Recycle Plastic Container Aquarium
Planetpals Exclusive!
Great Summer fun! Directions and ideas
for this aquarium and fish learning.Add found rocks!

recycle plastic container aquarium


Make Painted Rock Art

Make a fish and dish or flower and bowl or any other theme.recycle!

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own fish decor from rocks-great beach activity

Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or summer home project,

Looking for rocks can be fun and learning about rocks and other natural objects even better. Time spent together is priceless. Find the perfect fish shaped rocks and paint them!

finding rocks

Other things you can make with beach rocks:

  • drawer knobs
  • candle holders
  • paper weights
  • garden decorations
  • lamp bases (one big rock or cover with many!


painted rock pet rocks
Make a door stop painted rock Make a rock concert!
cover with tissue
painted garden rock
Make a tissue covered paperweight rock Make a garden painted rock
eco friendly blog


painted crab rock art

Make this Rock Art

Tools needed to paint these rocks

  • rocks
  • paint
  • palette or dish
  • pencil
  • book of fish
  • top coat (optional)
  • Plant dish (optional)


painted rocks

1. Fish:

  • Find rocks in shapes of fish, crabs, lobsters, etc.
  • Clean the rocks well
  • Draw Fish Outline: we drew fish on the rocks
  • Paint with acrylic paint or craft paint for best results
  • Color and decorate the fish. Color on one or both sides
  • Paint the Plant Pot dish (we did water colors and themes) (optional)
  • Add top coat to keep paints from coming off (optional)

2. Tips and ideas:

  • We had loads of fun walking the beach looking for Fish shaped rocks.
  • Look at fish books before and after for ideas. A great way to learn about fish.
  • Or draw imaginary fish on paper (recycled paper please!)
  • We made fish but you can also do shells, plants, flowers, animals
  • Sell them: Paint many then have a sale! Proceeds can go to a cause.
  • Display them: When you have the painted rocks complete display them in a special place


Looking for more interactive things to make here at Earthzone?

Every issue of our magazine has a special craft of the month! Free Activities in your email from the kids club! Try the Planetpals coloring page, recycle kit, card game, or check out our freebeez page.

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