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.
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!