Rock Painting

Written by
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
on
Apr 02, 2020
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Rock painting is a fun and creative activity.  Later in the season when constructing your garden, it can generate a sense of ownership and pride.

Painted Rock Garden Border

Materials:
 

  • Rocks; fist-size

  • Acrylic paint

  • Muffin tin for paints

  • Paint brushes

  • Wash bin filled with water and a towel

  • Cups of water for rinsing paint brushes

  • Rags for wiping up paint brushes when needed




 

Rock Painting Instructions:

 

  1.  Search for rocks and stones in your backyard.

  2.  Wash your findings.

  3.  Inside or outside paint your rock with acrylic hobby paint

  4.  Place on a tarp to dry

  5.  Add your name or motivational word with a paint marker, crayon, or ‘Sharpie’

 

 

Aaron Zenz Rock Painting

 

Helpful Hints:

  • Why not give your rocks personalities? Check out Aaron Zenz's article.
  • Place rocks in your garden, or around the yard (safely) afterwards. This makes for additional fun, creating a scavenger hunt for the kids!