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Have you noticed the rock painting phenomenon? I follow quite a few crafting companies on Facebook, and I have observed several of them posting creative rock painting ideas on their social channels. It wasn’t until personal Facebook friends began posting rock painting ideas and sharing painted rocks that they discovered at the park that I took notice. This rock painting is a real trend, ya’ll!
The rock painting trend goes beyond pet rocks. Rock painting now involves lovely scenes and, often, inspirational sayings. I’m planning a fun rock painting activity for the Sunday School class that I teach, and I wanted to give it a trial run. Luckily, I have something akin to my own preschool class here at home (yay, triplets!), and we pulled out the paint this past weekend to see what we could create.
The supplies for this project are minimal and inexpensive. They include the items that you would assume: paint, paint brushes, and rocks. Don’t forget the supplies to make clean-up easier. A tablecloth or newspapers to cover the painting surface and Huggies® Cleansing® Wipes are important. Huggies® Cleansing® Wipes are designed fragrance free, alcohol free, and paraben free. Huggies® Cleansing® Wipes are created for cleaning big or small messes and have handy soft packs with EZ Pull® Dispensing that allows you to get one wipe at a time. I like using these wipes when painting in a group setting.
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- Clean and dry rocks- Gathering these can be an activity in itself for the kids. My kids spent about an hour searching for the “perfect” rock to paint and subsequently cleaning them.
- Paint (If these rocks will be placed outdoors, use a paint that is not washable. Puffy paint is also a fun way to decorate the rocks and add an extra dimension.)
- Paint brush
- Painting surface covering
- Huggies® Cleansing® Wipes for cleaning little hands
Begin by painting a base coat on the rocks. Most paints will require several coats of paint in order to totally cover the color of the rock. Allow to dry completely.
Use paint to add pretty images or inspirational messages to the rocks.
Let the paint dry. Kids can give these to a special someone to encourage them or brighten their day!
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