Get Creative with Painted Rocks in the Garden
Do you need a little pizazz to decorate your garden? Check out this great activity to get your kid’s creativity going in the garden, painted rocks. (You’ll love it too!)
The important thing to remember about painting rocks is what paint to use on rocks that won’t come off in the weather. We think Amy Howard Chalk Paint is great paint for outdoor rocks because we painted some stepping stones with it and they are holding up great months and months later. It’s a great choice. Click here to see how you can order it.
Painted garden stones are so adorable. You can use them for garden markers, something for the kids to arrange when they are in the garden and they’re done gardening, or just as decorations to liven up a corner of the garden. You could even decorate inside with them. What would you use them for?
Now that we’ve decided what is the best paint to use on rocks, let’s talk about what we want to paint on them.
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Painting garden stones
The first step in painting your garden rocks is to put a base coat on them of a solid color. Then you can decide if you want to make them into a flower, bug or something abstract. We used our Amy Howard Chalk paint with big brushes for the first coat and then we used smaller brushes to paint on the details.
A key to remember here is this paint is not washable. I asked my parents to send their kids in old clothes knowing that some of the paint might get on their clothes and would not come off. I also put smocks on the kids and covered our painting surface. There were still accidents. That is to be expected.
Being creative with painted rocks
I let the kids paint the rocks however they wanted. Their creativity is budding and I try to encourage it any way I can. Click here to see why process art is so important for kids!
I let them each paint several rocks, some to leave in our garden and one to take home with them for their house. They LOVE to show their parents the art they make and I love watching them be proud of their painted rocks.
What garden activities do your kids love?
For more ideas for things like these to make for the garden, click here.
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