There’s a rock painting craze sweeping the nation and if you haven’t heard of it then it’s quite possible you’ve 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 with the intention of brightening 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 & garden centres- please do not take them from beaches or river beds as this is illegal & adds to coastal erosion etc*
1. Smooth rocks are the best to work with. You can get the ideal rocks/pebbles for painting from garden centres and pound shops.
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.
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AWESOME HALLOWEEN IDEAS
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 ROCK NATIVITY?
SUPERHEROES via Pinterest
OWLS via Frugal Fun For Boys
ALTERNATIVE MILESTONE ROCKS
MINION ROCK via Mum In The Madhouse
TROLLS via Keeper of the cheerios
SNAILS ROCK via Pinterest
SANTA ROCKS via Pinterest
Check out these awesome Magical Christmas Traditions & Fun
SHARKS ROCK via Sustain My Craft Habit
Here are some great
Fun Beach Games and Activities for Kids
WHATEVER ROCKS YOU DECIDE TO PAINT, HAVE FUN SPREADING SOME SMILES WITH THEM. SMILES ROCK!
We’ve plenty more nature play ideas to combine with your rock hiding and our beach activities are a great excuse to head to the seaside too.
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You can find inspiration of places to hide your rocks in the official award-winning FD Local Group, finding hidden outdoor gems throughout South Wales & the surrounding areas.
And for more inspiration of rock painting ideas and hiding locations please do check out FOREST OF DEAN ROCKS
This is very inspirational, thank you 🦋