Get Crafty: Painting Rocks

On a particularly nice day recently, we decided to tackle one of the items on our summer bucket list, painting rocks.
We set up outside and spent a lovely afternoon creating.
Supplies Needed:
Soap & water
Paint brushes
Craft paint
We found all of our rocks in our yard, so they were quite dirty.
I filled a plastic bin with soap and water to clean up our rocks. The girls started washing… and washing.
After I was beginning to wonder if we were going to forgo the painting for washing rocks, the girls decided their rocks were clean enough to paint.
We each took a pile of rocks (even me) and started painting.
There were no directions or rules to this activity. We just painted.
We talked and we painted.
We enjoyed the summer sounds all around and we painted.
We painted the day away.
Parents, this is the perfect project to sit down and do with your kids. They would love to have you join them!
Some of us decided that their rocks should be all the same color.
Others went for stripes, polka dots, and even rainbows.
In the end, we had a very colorful pile of rocks.
We spent a lovely afternoon painting outside.
It was relaxing, creative and we enjoyed each others company immensely.
I’m so glad we added this to our summer bucket list!
Did you make a summer bucket list? How many things have you crossed off the list so far?
Make this a family adventure
Cost: Free (minimal cost if you need to buy paint)
Planning time: About 15 minutes to gather supplies and set up a spot for painting
Ages: 2 and up. Use washable paint if you are worried about your younger kids. Your toddler will have plenty of supervision if you’re joining in on the fun.
Time needed: 30 minutes (or longer)
Notes: Do this project on a nice, sunny day. It can be done indoors, but it’s a fun art project to do outside.
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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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