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Last week, we were out playing at a local park. My son found a painted rock. It led us to the local Colorado Springs facebook group called 719 Rocks! We found a huge community of people that love to decorate, hide and find rocks! Apparently, it’s a big thing around the country, and there are groups in most major cities. It’s all new to me! (Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock?!) Anyway, I think it’s a great idea. It gets the kids outdoors, is great for fine motor skills and doesn’t involve screen time! Ill share some tips and rock painting ideas in this post.
We joined the group and started painting our own rocks. We used the Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints that I had on hand and covered them with a clear spray paint when finished. The whole family got involved and even my youngest had fun painting!
Tips for Rock Painting with Kids
1. Wear clothing that can messy or use smocks. You can use newspaper or paper towels to protect your table.
2. Keep it simple and avoid choosing a complicated design. I add the designs in Sharpie and my kids paint them in.
3. Have a variety of brush sizes available. And, its a good idea to have a variety of colors.
4. Let an adult add the clear spray paint outdoors after the rocks have dried completely.
4. Be patient and have fun!
Simple Rock Painting Ideas for Kids
Character Rock Painting Ideas for Kids
Rock Hunting and Hiding
We had a lot of fun hiding our rocks around town and can’t wait to do more rock hunting! My girls are both ready to find their first rocks and my son wants to find more.
Have you painted rocks or do you belong to a local “Rocks” group? Tell me in the comments!