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DO-IT-YOURSELF: Turn a day at the beach into a craft

Try this easy craft after a trip to the beach. Source:

Here’s a good post-beach day craft with the kiddos, but be sure to be on the look-out for smooth rocks for painting.


Smooth rocks

Paint brushes (in different sizes)

Acrylic paint (color of choice)

Optional: Mod Podge


1. Rinse rocks thoroughly with water, let dry.

2. Cover workspace, and get painting — about 2 to 3 coats for a base.

3. Let dry completely, about 20 minutes.

Optional: When rocks fully dry, paint a layer of Mod Podge as a sealant.

Sources: justimagine, purplecandy.

Melinda Lavine
Lavine is Features Editor for the Duluth News Tribune. Before moving to Duluth, she worked as Features Editor at the Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald, where she helped launch their features section. She loves movies, dogs, Twin Ports restaurant recommendations and Big Wave Dave and the Ripples. She's also jazzed to be at the DNT. 
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