Looking for something new and innovative to do with the kids? The painted rock craft has taken OFF and you too can participate!
Painting small rocks sounds like an innocuous task but this task is a gateway to creativity and imagination. Read on to find out more.
Painted Rock Craft Craze
All that’s involved here is painting and decorating small rocks to leave in places for others to find. You can paint the rocks with simple craft paint or up your game with applying stickers, glitter and even googly eyes!
But what’s in it for kids? Beyond the fun of painting and decorating, you will find that there are many aspects to this craze that stretch beyond the kitchen table.
Creativity and Arts and Craft
Find the rocks in your garden or local park. Bring them back to the table and spend hours painting and decorating to your hearts’ content. You might decorate on a theme (Australiana, togetherness, messages of hope) or you might just go wild and decorate any way you want to! The sky’s the limit when it comes to creative potential with this crafty task.
A Love for the Outdoors
Finding the rocks to paint is just part of the fun. The next step, once you are done, is to take your little creations into the great outdoors and find interesting and funny places to put them.
How about into gardens around the neighbourhood? Along a walking or cycling track? What about down in the local playground? There is a plethora of opportunities here to get your kids out walking and looking. They might put them into a tree or a push, popping out just enough to be noticed by the lucky finder. Again, the sky’s the limit here! The great outdoors offers kids the opportunity to get out and about (and away from screens) so hide and find to your hearts’ content.
Go walkabout! Has someone hidden rocks in your local area or destination? Have your kids get their ‘looking eyes’ in and ask them to scour the area to find rocks to give a brand new home to.
Building on the creative aspect mentioned earlier, this is a task that requires imagination. You could ask your children to name their rocks or pick a particular theme.
The Art of Giving and Receiving
Finally, this is a task that asks of your children to set their creations free into the world. Ask them to imagine the excitement and surprise that might come of someone finding one of these little cuties in the wild.