Recently I saw this and this rock group on Facebook for my area. I was intrigued me. Have you heard of rock painting groups? It’s pretty cool. People paint rocks, hide them, post pictures with clues on where they are, and then people go searching for them. These groups are sprouting up all over the world right now. Such an awesome way to spread love, joy, and art. I thought this would be a perfect activity for my girls and I to be creative and spread a little love together.
After Goose excitedly found her first painted rock by accident yesterday I was highly motivated to finally paint some rocks to hide with her and Pumpkin. Goose and I decided to paint a few rocks, which turned into 20+ rocks this afternoon. It’s very addicting and fun to do!
We used very basic supplies- acrylic craft paint, sharpie permanent markers, sharpies paint markers (water and oil), and acrylic ink. That was it. Even if you had to go out and buy supplies you’d probably be able to get started for under $20 and that includes a huge bag of rocks! We probably still have 100+ rocks left in our bag that we got at the local box home improvement store for about $12.
Hours of fun to be had painting, hiding, and finding rocks- I’d say this is a great investment craft for the family. Right now Pumpkin and Prince Frog Hubby are busy with a big robotics competition, but when that’s over I think we’re going to do a family painting session and then go looking for rocks while hiding ours. This will either be a lot of fun or…well, I’m going to stick with a lot of fun 😉
Have you ever painted rocks or found a painted rock?