DIY: How to Make Alphabet Rocks

This project is so entertaining!  And, a great craft to work on with the kids.  It’s a fun way to teach a toddler their letters and older kids will enjoy spelling out their name or favourite empowerment words. A great challenge for older kids to find how many words they can make using the entire alphabet.  My boys sure loved it!


  • 26 smooth rocks
  • Various acrylic paint colours
  • Paint brushes
  • Sharpie
  • Clear Satin Glaze

Begin by washing and drying the rocks to remove any dirt

I picked out my rock shapes and assembled them in order before I started to make sure I was getting the right shaped rock for the shape of the letter.

Using your first paint colour, begin painting the first letter. 

For a whimsical look, I added white polka dots around each letter.

After the paint has dried, outline each letter with the sharpie

Add detail to the dots, by adding a black dot to each polka dot!

Spray with glaze.  Once dry, turn over and spray the back of the rock too

Continue with all the other letters

Let your kids have fun!

And spell something nice.

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