Rock art for the kids.

Summer is here and you all know what that means. We need to find fun ways to entertain the kids. When my kids were little and we were fixing up Our Little Red House up north we would take the kids down to the creek to explore and splash around in the swimming holes.

Before we headed back home we would get a couple of rocks to paint. Summer time in Arizona is about heading up north for camping, fishing, picnics at the lakes and watching tadpoles in the creeks. All that exploring lead to plenty of opportunities to collect some art supplies from nature.

You can use markers, acrylic paints or paint pens to decorate your rocks.

There are also several books at the library on rock painting to help give you ideas on what to paint.

After cooling off in the cold water and exploring the creeks up north the kids washed their rocks and then let them dry in the sun before painting.

It’s a great activity since it combines exploring out in nature and creating art. You get to work on gross motor and fine motor skills with this one if you have children on the Autism spectrum. Happy summer time creating everyone. I’m off from blogging for a few weeks, thank you for stopping by for a visit.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Liz says:

    Or for big kids too. 🙂

    I did two designs a few years ago and I enjoyed it. I am very surprised with myself that I have not done more since.

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    1. You should paint some more. Keep some for yourself and leave some out in the world on walks for others to find and enjoy.

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  2. WebbBlogs says:

    I did this a few years ago and loved it. Lots of fun. Here where I live we paint and then hide the rocks around town for others to find. There are numerous Facebook pages of towns that do the same thing. Usually when someone finds a rock they will post a picture of it on the Facebook page. It a nice way to bring a smile to someone’s face.

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    1. One of our towns here paints them and then leaves them on walking trails or around the town for people to find. Some businesses even leave some out where there are free food items or gifts to receive.


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