Are you looking for an easy painted rock idea that you can make with your kids? These painted rocks are perfect for Harry Potter fans, because I added a few spells with vinyl and my Cricut machine. Grab a couple of paint brushes, some scrap vinyl and get ready to make Harry Potter Painted Rocks in 15 minutes or less!
Craft Lightning is a regular blog series with some of my favorite bloggers where we share crafts that can be made in 15 minutes or less. This month, we are all sharing painted rock crafts. If you like painting rocks as much as my kids and I do, y’all will have tons of ideas! You can find links to all of the painted rock craft ideas at the bottom of my post. AND, get the FREE Harry Potter Spell SVG Files!
Easy Harry Potter Painted Rocks
All of the members of my family are huge Harry Potter fans. My kids are always looking to making Harry Potter inspired crafts, and these painted rocks were no exception. I have designed multiple shirts and crafts for the using these SVGs: Fantastic Beasts Patronus SVG, Wand Chooses the Wizard SVG, and I Solemnly Swear That I’m Up to No Good SVG that I’ve shared here. I decided to use new hand lettered designs to make these painted rocks a really quick and easy craft using my Cricut and some scrap vinyl.
Supplies Needed to Make Harry Potter Spell Painted Rocks
- Flat Rocks, Washed and Dried
- Plaid Craft Paint in: White, Black, Gold, Silver, and Color Changing Green
- Adhesive Vinyl in Black and White – Buy Vinyl on Expressions Vinyl|Cricut
- Transfer Paper
- Sealer – Spray or Mod Podge
- Free Harry Potter Spells SVG Cut Files
Although I used my Cricut to cut vinyl spell names (Download FREE SVG Files) to place on the rocks, these rocks could also easily be completed by hand with paint pens or brushes.
How to Make Painted Rocks with Harry Potter Spells
First, I found flat rocks that were shaped to fit my spell text, then washed and set them outside to dry.
I painted the whole surface of each of the rocks – one white and two black.
After the base coat was dry, I added a second layer of paint. For the “Lumos” rock, I added gold on top of the white rock.
I added the color changing green to one of the black rocks for the “Expelliarmus,” which added a cool magical effect to the rock! For the “Expecto Patronum” rock, I added a layer of silver paint over the whole surface of a black rock, and then rubbed it off in a few areas to give it a distressed look. I love how the colors turned out!
Then I cut the three spell names out of vinyl on my Cricut. Open a new canvas in Cricut Design Space and upload the Harry Potter SVG Spell Names. Size each Harry Potter spell to fit your rock. Cut out of black (Lumos) and white (Expecto Patronum & Expelliarmus) vinyl. After cutting, weed away the unneeded vinyl.
Using transfer tape, transfer the designs to the rocks. You may have to rub the vinyl onto the rocks repeatedly before lifting the transfer tape, but it will stick if you remove the tape carefully.
If you wish, you can seal them with spray sealer or Mod Podge to make the vinyl decals more permanent.
You can add details with paint or leave as is – which I love! My kids adored them, and they can’t wait to make more. These would be great as Harry Potter party favors or as a great addition to your fairy garden!
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