We have all heard about Valentine conversation “hearts”, but what about making some conversation “ROCKS” for Valentine’s Day this year. Here is an easy, simple and super fun Valentine’s Day craft activity that toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school kids and even high schoolers will enjoy doing. These Valentine Conversation Rock Paperweights are a cute and creative way to wish that special someone Happy Valentine’s Day. Best of all, they are a good, cheap (practically free), gift idea for grandparents, teachers, dads – just about anyone.

Total Time It Takes To Make Valentine Conversation Rocks:

This is actually two activities in one – the first activity is collecting the rocks. The second activity is actually painting & decorating the rocks.

  • Collecting Rocks: 10 mins – 1 hour
  • Painting & Decorating Rocks: approx 10 mins per rock

Things You Will Need: 

  • Rocks
  • Paint (Red, White & Pink)
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter
  • Glitter Glue (optional)
  • Sequins, confetti, stickers, pom poms (optional)
  • Cardboard hearts
  • White Construction paper hearts
  • Black Marker
  • White tack – (“blue tack” that is white in color)

Simple Step by Step Guide:

Step 1: Wash and dry the rocks.

Step 2: Paint the rocks

Step 3: Decorate the rocks with glitter, sequins, stickers, pom poms, shiny things, glitter glue, etc.

Step 4: Paint the cardboard hearts & add glitter.

Step 5: Set the rocks and hearts aside to dry.

Step 6: Cut out hearts from white paper & write a cute saying. Some sample “rock” messages are: “U Rock My World”, “Be My Rock”, “Valentine U Rock”,  “My Valentine Rocks”. You can also customize it for each individual – “Dad Rocks”, “My Teacher Rocks”, “Grandma Rocks”, “My Mom Rocks”

Step 7: Attach the white heart to the painted cardboard heart using glue or white tack

Step 8: Place a piece of the white tack on the rock. 

Step 9: Place the heart message on white tack and make sure that it stays in place. If you like, you can cover the white tack with glitter or paint to make it blend in.

Step 10: Give the your Conversation Rock Paperweight to that special someone on Valentine’s Day!!

Super Note: My 3 1/2 year old son had so much fun doing this Valentine’s Day craft that he actually hugged and thanked me after for setting up this project. I don’t know if it was the quality time he spent with just me (and not his baby brother tagging along) or probably because he just had so much fun with all the paint and the fact that I allowed him to use the entire bottle of glitter glue! Either way, both of us enjoyed ourselves. We did make some super cool rocks that really sparkle and shine. You should try it out for yourself.