Get crafty this weekend! Head outside and find some smooth rocks  — any size will do! Then set up a painting area, and get started! 

Here’s what you need: 

 

  • Smooth rocks
  • Acrylic craft paints in a variety of colors
  • Brushes
  • Containers with water for cleaning the brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable plate
  • Newspaper

 

Here’s how to do it: 

 

  1. Wash the rocks and dry with paper towel.
  2. Cover the table with newspaper.
  3. Pour a small amount of each desired color of paint onto a Styrofoam plate.
  4. Paint your rocks like bugs, turtles, or frogs, or make up your own design.
  5. Use the water to clean the brush between colors. 

 

Photo by pippalou

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Written by Samantha Bell