Sunday, July 24, 2011

Painted rocks

I've been wanting to do this project for a long time now and finally got around to it last week. We used rocks we had collected on our camping trip, washed them off and let them dry. Then as soon as Joe was down for his nap we went for it. Decorated them with acrylic paints, then after they dried put mod podge over the top to give them a glossy look. This was a fun project not just for the kids but for me too! I made letter rocks that have uppercase letters on one side and lowercase on the other, number rocks, tic-tac-toe rocks with an "x" on one side and an "o" on the other, and a few rocks with shapes and pictures. The options are endless. Get creative and try it out!

painted rocks-closeup

painted rocks-john
John painted his own letter rocks.

painted rocks-Dan
Dan's painting turned into finger painting by the end, as usual.

The final display!

These rocks are a fun way to work on spelling...

painted rocks-numbers
and numbers...

and creating little outdoor scenes.

The kids also gave the tic-tac-toe rocks a try. I was thinking this collection of rocks would be a fun thing to bring on future campouts. A "toy" made from nature that can be educational as well. Go try your own!


  1. So cute Jess! You are so creative and have the cutest ideas!


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