Family craft: Hit the rocks — with some paint
A craft simple enough to side-step the thinking and just enjoy.
In the early days of pandemic panic, a Facebook friend posted a pic of brightly painted rocks resting in a houseplant — compliments of her grade-school kiddos.
I have a stack of canvases collecting dust in my closet, proof that I can overthink myself out of creative play. But when I saw this post, I knew this was a simple enough craft to side-step the thinking and just enjoy.
During a Zoom date with friends, I Googled images that I wanted to re-create, a bumblebee, a ladybug. And while it wasn’t as good as being with friends in person, it was something.
Next up, a watermelon slice and some dot mandala designs.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Paint (I used acrylic)
- Palette (I used a plastic plate)
- Wash rocks with soap and water.
- Apply a layer to the top of each rock. Dry 5-10 minutes. Repeat on the reverse side.
- Paint your design.
- Place in planters or wherever will make you smile.