Whenever my grandchildren visit, we love to search the creeks for rocks. After being so inspired by Wander Woman – Kansas‘ founder, Jessica White, and her painted rocks, I searched for a painted rock project that the grandkids and I could do together. I found, thanks to trusty Pinterest, painted succulent rocks.
After finding and hauling the rocks back from the creeks, we got busy with the project.
To make painted succulent rocks, you will need the following items:
The kids chose a clay pot each, and then, rearranged the rocks that they wanted to use — thinking about contrasting shapes and heights. We cleaned and dried the rocks. Next, we sprayed the rocks with the sealer before painting.
They painted their rocks green, dark or light. When we broke out the spray paint, things got a little more supervised. Then, they added dots, crosses, lines and other shapes to their rocks with the paint pens.
After the kids painted all their rocks, they turned to my collection of bones that I’ve found here in the Ozarks throughout the years. My granddaughter asked to paint a huge skull, and my grandson found a skull (without antlers) that he wanted to paint.
Then, my granddaughter painted a few “message rocks” and hid them in our garden area for me to find later.
After the kids finished their painting and the paint dried, they sprayed fronts and backs of the rocks with sealer. They also sprayed their decorated skulls and probably most of the garden area. Because they seemed to enjoy painting, they also painted their pots.
The kids took their projects home and according to a trusty source, the projects have been seen on the back deck, displayed proudly.
Publisher/Editor Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in hunting, shooting and outdoor markets. She is a contributing editor at "SHOT Business," and her bylines are found at several top hunting and shooting publications. She also is a travel writer, and you can follow her at https://www.ozarkian.com. View all posts by Barbara Baird