There’s a rock painting craze sweeping the nation and if you haven’t heard of it then you may have been living under a rock!
Here’s how it works. You paint a rock, stone or pebble in any way you would like and leave it for someone else to stumble upon to brighten up their day. It’s as simple as that.
With a quick search online you’ll find oodles of local groups to join in your area and you are encouraged to post photos of any rocks you may find. It’s a fun way to get the kids involved and enthused about the outdoors. And it’s a great family activity. Give it a go! Below are some ideas to get you started.
TIPS FOR PAINTING ROCKS
Rocks/pebbles can be purchased from hardware stores and garden centres. Please do not take them from beaches or river beds as this is illegal and adds to coastal erosion, etc.
1. Smooth rocks are the best to work with.
2. Wash your rocks with a mild detergent before leaving to dry.
3. Use acrylic paint, nail varnish or permanent marker pens.
4. Make-up brushes are good to use and can be found in pound shops.
5. Protect your finished designs with a layer of PVA glue.
6. Don’t forget to leave an instruction note on the back of your rock if you’d like feedback.
More Rock Painting Inspiration
ASSORTED via Pinterest
CACTUS ROCK via Best Ideas For Kids
MESSAGES via Paper Thoughts
HAUNTED HOUSE via Instagram
STRAWBERRIES via Pinterest
Have you seen our FUN WITH FOOD ideas?
ROCK MUMMIES via Rock Mummies
OWLS via I Sassi Dell’Adriatico by Sehnaz Bac
FAMILIES via You Clever Monkey
EMOJI ROCKS via Pinterest
How about making a Pebble Nativity?
SUPERHEROES via Pinterest
OWLS via Frugal Fun For Boys
MINION ROCK via Mum In The Madhouse
TROLLS via Keeper of the cheerios
SNAILS ROCK via Pinterest
SANTA ROCKS via Pinterest
Check out these Magical Christmas Traditions & Fun.
SHARKS ROCK via Sustain My Craft Habit
Whatever rocks you decide to paint, have fun spreading some smiles with them. Smiles rock!
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And for more inspiration of rock painting ideas, and hiding locations, do check out Forest of Dean Rocks Facebook Group.