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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rock Painting - Contributor Post

Today Alex from Alex Nguyen Portraits is here to talk about one of her other passions...crafting!(And since it's summer time, I'm going to need all the help I can get, so I am eternally grateful.)

If your kids are anything like mine, they like to collect things like rocks. (And sticks. Sometimes I get a surprise and it's something that's alive such as a worm or beetle. Or baby spiders, although that is totally another post once I recover from the trauma). Then, when you try to tell them that their "treasures" belong outside the house, you get tears and lots and lots of wailing. Here's a simple craft you can do to occupy them, decorate up their "treasure" rocks, plus it's actually pretty fun.

What You'll Need:
  • rocks (cleaned and dry - my kids love giving their rocks a "bath")
  • paint
  • brushes (don't be limited to just paint brushes. We also used pencil top erasers, toothpicks, and q-tips as "brushes")
Start off with some cleaned rocks

Our painting set up. I have box lids for the actual rock painting, just so there's not accidental floor paintage

Then, get your paint. I set mine out in paper plates for my boys. 

Then, let them paint!

Here's what dot painting with a pencil end looks like as well. 

Some of our finished creations. 

My oldest was super proud of his Captain America shield rock. 

We even glittered some rocks to make them look like real "treasures" 

In rock land, Hello Kitty and Batman live side by side in peace 

We painted some to look like caterpillars and bugs 

And my youngest loves all things ladybugs. Happy crafting!

Don't forget to check out Alex's blog, too, for more fun crafts and photography!


1 comment:

  1. In most other economically advanced countries. Homework services ( and college education are free at the point of delivery. I'm that kids can paint what they want.



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