Create Painted Rocks

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Kids love being outdoors and I find that if kids don’t get outdoor time they are hard to deal with.

How about searching for painted rocks at your local parks? Or other parks?

 

WEAR OLD CLOTHES AS THE PAINT MIGHT NOT WASH OUT

 

How to create your very own painted rocks

  • Rocks are essential to have, you can either find wild rocks that live in your garden or park, or you can buy smooth rocks from a craft shop (otherwise known as captured rocks). We used wild rocks that were living in our garden.
  • Acrylic paint in bright colours.
  • Sharpie pens – we used the metallic ones to add a nice shimmer and due to the twins wanting to do a space theme this looked great with their space and galaxy rocks.
  • Paint brushes.
  • Container with water to wash out paint brushes.
  • Baking paper to put rocks on to ensure they don’t stick to paper (You don’t want your kid to go to hours of trouble to then have paper stick to the wet paint on their rock)
  • Waterbased Sealer – Use Mod Podge as this is ideal for rocks. I couldn’t get any and the one I used was not perfect and some of the colour of the paint came off. Once dry was okay.

 

WARNING KIDS WILL GET MESSY AND NEED A SHOWER/BATH AFTERWARDS.

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Check out Facebook for a Rock Group in your area, they are all over Australia so you will be sure to find one.

Online you can get clues for where to find your next rocks.

Get the whole family involved and enjoy the outdoors.

Have fun and let me know what you create, send in your photos into my Facebook Page

 

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