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Make your own painted rocks

 
Painted rocks are easy to make at home with kids of all ages. A fun way to transform plain rocks using bright colourful patterns, drawings and messages. Use your rocks as decoration or join the painted rocks craze, hiding your decorated rocks at random for others to find.
Painted rocks are easy to make at home with kids of all ages.

A fun way to transform plain rocks using bright colourful patterns, drawings and messages.

Use your rocks as decoration or join the painted rocks craze, hiding your decorated rocks at random for others to find.

Hiding rocks and searching for painted rocks others have made is a fun outdoor activity. A great opportunity to get your kids outside and a good way to explore your local parks and surrounding area.

Have a go at this painted rocks idea from our friends at Mud Mates.
 

Make your own painted rocks

 

What you’ll need for your painted rocks

 
  • Smooth rocks
  • Acrylic or water-resistant paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Vivid pen
  • Clear sealer (optional)
 

Preparing your painted rocks


1. Find a selection of flat surfaced rocks, somewhere between the size of an egg and a tennis ball.

2. Start painting and decorating your rocks. You can paint the rocks a single colour, paint them with patterns or pictures.

3. Once the paint has dried, use the vivid pen to write on the back of the rocks with a hashtag such as #your-town rocks e.g. #AucklandRocks.

4. To seal and protect your rocks from the weather, you can paint on a clear sealer (optional).

5. When your rocks are ready, take a trip to your local park and start hiding your rocks.
 
Tips for your painted rocks
 
  • Need inspiration for your painted rock designs? A number of rock painting groups have sprung up on Facebook, to share photographs and design ideas and offer painting tips.

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