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

Written by Samantha Bell