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Painting Rocks for Summer Fun
by Monica Resinger

Painting rocks is something my kids and I occasionally enjoy. We get a lot of our ideas from the "Painting on Rocks" books, however, this is not necessary.

Some ideas are:

~ Make address rocks for neighbors, friends or family by painting the rock a color that coordinates with the house that you are making it for. Paint on the address number and a few little flowers or other decorations.

~ Have the kids paint them into creatures or insects to decorate your garden.

~ Sometimes rocks come in unusual shapes such as hearts - accentuate that shape with paint. My daughter once used fabric paint and outlined a heart-shaped rock with one color, then kept making new heart shapes inside each new heart in a different color. Some outlines she did as polka dots, some as dashed lines and some as full lines. It was really cute, but best of all, she had fun doing it.

~ Paint them into large flowers - sunflowers and daisies are easy flowers to paint. You can set these into a planter for a rock garden.

About the Author:

Monica Resinger is a loving wife and doting mother of two who enjoys gardening, tap dancing and most importantly, homemaking. She edits and publishes the free e-zine, The Homemaker's Journal that features a useful homemaking tip and scrumptious recipe of the day; if you'd like to subscribe, just send a blank e-mail to:

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