43 Awesome Rock Painting Ideas and Activities For Kids

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You can never have too many activities to do for the kids, especially once the holidays come around. Just when you think the kids have plenty of projects to do, they come to you looking for more DIY ideas. These 43 awesome rock painting activities to do are just the thing to inspire the kids, and the best part is that they won't cost you a lot of money as they use rocks. Maybe you have some rocks that you collected on one of your adventures or hikes, and you need a project to do that the kids will love. You will want to take a look at the Mama In The Now site for the full list of 43 awesome rock projects to do. The following are just some of the diy ideas you will find on the site.

1. Games and activities to do rock painting fun. If you are looking for great projects to do to play, create, explore, and learn with your kids during the summer, rock painting games and activities to do are the way to go. A diy idea for number stones, a rainbow rock clock, and a painted stone rainbow, are all great DIY ideas for practicing with numbers and sorting throughout the summer. You will even find a tic tac toe game and mud kitchen food.

2. Yarn Wrapped Rock Monsters DIY Idea. For this easy project to do you will need rocks that you can either gather up on your walk or buy from a craft store, home and garden store or dollar store. You will also need some multicolor yarn white school glue, black marker, scissors and googly eyes.

3. If you are someone who can’t seem to keep a plant alive this DIY idea for a rock cactus is just the thing to make. Rock painting is one of the fun activities to do that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids alike. For this project to do you will need some river stones in different shapes, with long oval flat rocks working best, acrylic paint in different shades of green, white, a paint brush, tiny pot, and some decorative sand. The first thing you need to do for this diy idea is to wash the rocks to get any dust and dirt off them. Once the rocks are clean and dry, you can color them green. Let the paint on the rocks dry completely. Next, take some white acrylic paint or Tulip dimensional paint and then draw the cactus spines. You can draw the spines in many different ways, straight dashed lines, lines pointing in different directions, or spots. Let the paint dry. Fill the pot about halfway with decorative sand, then stick in the painted rock cactus and add in some more decorative sand around them, filling the pot to the top.

4. Crayon Rocks. This diy idea is another project to do that both kids and adults can enjoy. These rocks make excellent paper weights and are a great lovely to give to family and friends. You will like this project to do so much you will be sure to make more than one. This diy idea is a great way to recycle all of those odd bits and pieces of crayons that you were going to throw away. And there is something about melting crayons that is so fun to do. For this project to do you will need large smooth stone, old crayons in a variety of colors with the paper removed, an oven, safe oven gloves, newspaper, and a heat proof surface. This diy idea will need adult supervision when handling hot items from the oven. You will find these 43 awesome rock painting activities to do at the Mama in The Now site. On the site, you will find DIY ideas, activities to do, health, parenting and so much more. **

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