Painting ROCKS!

One early evening my kids and the neighborhood kids (we’re very lucky to have 2 families with kids around the same age right next door and behind us) were all playing in our combined backyards.  The seemed ready for a new activity … so I asked them if they wanted to paint our rocks.  Some of the kids were in disbelief … “The actual rocks? … Not paper on the rocks? … On the rocks? … With real paint?”  Yes, the actual rocks … with real (washable) paint … right on the real rocks.  PAINTING ROCKS!

They used all the paint!  Why wouldn’t they?!

I love how they used tons of different painting techniques just because they had free reign for creativity.  They used brushes, combs, dripping, pouring, & splatting.  It was a wonderful cooperative project that the 7 kids involved took pride in!

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.

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  1. Vicky @ Mess For Less

    I think this looks much prettier than plain rocks. We have some rocks in our yard and I love this idea. Pinning it so I can remember to do it.

  2. TsLamb

    awesome project!

  3. Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories

    Let me list the reasons I love this: the kids had a huge canvas to paint; they had freedom to create; they were working together; they were outside. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase! I’ve pinned this to our feature board. 🙂

  4. Stephanie Park

    Thank You so much for sharing and posting this blog. I am using this on my latest blog.

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