Rock Painting – Northern Lights

Rock painting is a fun activity that can create some stunning results. Here are a couple of ideas that we created for some inspiration!


  • Acrylic paints in various colors –
    • black, shades of green and blue, pink, yellow, orange
  • Paintbrush
  • Krylon clear high gloss fast-drying finish
  • A rock or two


  1. Clean and dry your rock.
  2. Paint the entire rock in black paint.
  3. Let dry.
  4. Paint various strokes of colorful paint to represent the Northern Lights. 
  5. Let dry. 
  6. With your black color paint mountains or trees a quarter or halfway up the rock. 
  7. Let dry and finish with a light coat of the gloss finish.

There are so many fun creative ways to paint rocks! This is just one of our favorites.

Check out Anchorage Rocks or one of the many similar groups on Facebook for more inspiration. We’re not affiliated but we are fans and love the inspiring work that people post!

Look for one of our Art Links classes for more inspiring activities.