It all started when I saw, on social media, a friend share her family’s rocks they painted together. I thought the painted rocks were so creative and fun, but had not considered creating my own version. One day I was pulling weeds out of my front flower bed, and noticed a perfectly round and smooth rock. I thought to myself how perfect this rock looked and how it would look great in this flower bed painted with bright colors. That’s how I began rock painting.
I searched online for inspiration on designs and saved different pictures for ideas. Luckily, I had leftover acrylic paint lying around the house from past Halloween costume projects. I was so pleased with the outcome of my rocks, the next thing I knew I was searching the rest of my yard for more and hiking along creek beds on family properties. This small, simple project is such a great way to entertain your families, and to get outside to explore while searching for that perfect rock. Follow along with my guide to help prepare to make art with nature, painted rocks.
Get outside and find your perfect rock! Inspiration will come to you once you gather a few. I always sit down and look over the rocks I have collected and immediately visualize different landscapes, animals, or plants. The rock I used this in this step-by-step has the best shape for a strawberry!
Here are a few great links on how to get started with this craft, or inspiration for your rock finding and sharing:
How to paint rocks. Amazing answers to your first questions
Painting Rocks – Best Supplies for Painting and Decorating Rocks
Jessica White is the founder of Wander Woman Kansas, an outdoor education program for women near the Kansas City area. She grew up with a family that spends time outdoors, which provided her a great deal of experiences. She has gone on every kind of hunting and fishing trip imaginable with her Dad. While he liked that part of the outdoors, her Mom, on the other hand, taught her the love of camping, canoeing, caving, rappelling and all kinds of outdoor sports. Jessica still enjoys trips with them, but she started Wander Woman to encourage other women to find themselves in the outdoors.
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