As the days have been getting nicer, we find ourselves hitting the trails in our area to get some fresh air and exercise! One thing we have noticed that has popped up, more and more, over the last few weeks are painted rocks.

We have seen all sorts of fun painted rock ideas from large rocks painted with scenes or even phrases. Small rocks have featured mushrooms, flowers, and even fun little monster faces. Every day is a new find!

Why not encourage the kiddos to paint and leave colorful rocks to brighten someone else’s day too! We never take the rocks but leave them for others to enjoy too. So find out how easy it is to paint rocks and get ready for the next trail walk!  We love fun things to do outside!

FUN PAINTED ROCK IDEAS FOR KIDS

ROCK PAINTING IDEAS

Have you seen any painted rocks while you have have been outdoors with the kids? The idea is simple! People paint rocks in fun bright colors and themes or with a short message on them and hide them, preferably in plain sight.  You want other people to find them! The person who finds the painted rock can take a photo of it or a selfie with the rock and then leave it for someone else to find.

Here is an easy and fun painted rock idea for summer, bright and colorful watermelon rocks.  Paint your own rocks and hide them for other people to find.  Make one or two or more with the kids for a fun outdoor activity for all ages.

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WATERMELON PAINTED ROCKS

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Triangular shaped rocks, about 2”-3” across
  • Deco-art Multi-Surface Paint in Lipstick, Cotton Ball, Green, Turf Green
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrushes
  • Black paint pen

HOW TO PAINT WATERMELON ROCKS

STEP 1. Clean and dry the rocks. Then with a pencil, draw a stripe (approximately ⅜” wide) around the circumference of the rock close to the widest part of the rock (this will form the watermelon rind).

STEP 2. Mix 2 part Green with 1 part Cotton Ball and paint the stripe. Let dry. Repeat with an additional coat of paint for full coverage.

TIP: Allow the paint to dry fully before applying a second coat of paint or when changing colors.

STEP 3. Next paint a narrow stripe over top of the lower half of the previous stripe in Green.

STEP 4. Paint the bottom part of the rock (the rind) in Turf Green.

STEP 5. Paint the top part of the rock with Lipstick.

STEP 6. Using a black paint pen, paint small black seeds all over the red portion of the painted watermelon rocks.

STEP 7. Repeat steps 3-8 on the backside of the rock.

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MAKE COLORFUL PAINTED ROCKS FOR KIDS

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