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Painted Rocks

by Andrea Mulder-Slater

For a fun and inexpensive way to create art, try this fun activity -- painting rocks with your child!

An Imagination Station Activity from KinderArt

Age: Any
Time: 15 minutes
Type of Activity: Art
Materials needed:

  • Small rocks
  • Water-based paint
  • Paintbrushes or sponges
  • Water
  • Old margarine containers
  • Magic markers
  • A container of white glue
  • Newspapers

    Dreary days getting you down? Why not pick up a few rocks and create some fun!

    What to do
    Ready, set, go and clean all the dirty bits off of your rocks and let them dry. Now decide what you are going to create (a picture, an animal, a funky paper weight) It's all up to you! Super, now begin painting your rock with the designs and colors of your choice. If you like, you can draw some lovely pictures using magic markers instead of paint. Great! When you are all finished decorating and the paint is completely dry, it's time to seal the rock. Do this by mixing some white glue with a little bit of water. Excellent, now brush some of the water/glue mixture onto your rock to seal in the beauty. That's it, you are finished and you can move on to the next one!

    Facts
    When you search for rocks, you'll find no two are alike. It's a rewarding and inexpensive way to preserve the pictures in your mind. All you need to buy are a few paintbrushes and some poster or acrylic paints. The rock canvas is out there, free for the taking.
    Now you know.

    © Andrea Mulder-Slater | KinderArt | http://www.kinderart.com

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