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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
|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
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