This one is an oldie but goodie! I’m pretty sure I’ve never blogged about painting rocks despite the fact that we’ve done it dozens of times, so I thought it was a perfect time to add it to our list of kid’s activities.
We celebrated Sutton’s birthday last week, and one of his favorite gifts was a Rock Painting Book & Kit that contained an assortment of river rocks, a paintbrush and a set of paints. I’m honestly not sure what kind of paint it was because it wasn’t specified anywhere, but it seemed like a glossy acrylic. I recommend using acrylic paints for older kids and washable tempera paints for younger kids. Both types of paint will work best when used in conjunction with a spray sealer top coat.
Simon had access to several different colors, but he preferred to paint almost all of his rocks solid red. He painted layer after layer while singing his own little tune, “Painting, painting red, painting…” over and over again.
Those red rocks make perfect decoys to help keep the birds out of our strawberry patch and away from our ripe berries!