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Painted Rocks

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Painted Rocks

The idea behind these rocks is that you will decorate them and place them in locations for others to find as a “random act of kindness.” Isn’t it a cool idea? Especially right now, the thought of making someone happy with a pretty painted rock or a fun message will surely brighten someone’s day! Painted rocks can also make great gifts for family, friends, neighbors, or create something special for your garden at home.

Here are some tips and supplies for the best painted rocks:

  • Pick smooth, flat rocks. You can decorate any rock, but it’s harder to decorate ones with ridges.
  • Paint brushes, small and large. Oil based paint pens or sharpies to write on.
  • Wash the rocks before decorating them. You want to remove dirt so that it doesn’t mess your design. You can wash several at once with dish soap and leave in a colander to drain and dry.
  • As an option, paint the rocks with white paint to help the colors that you paint on top appear more colorful.
  • Paint your design on top and use several coats . . . let dry between layers.
  • Use acrylic outdoor paint or regular paints for inside rocks.
  • Finish off your rocks with a coat (or two or three) of Mod Podge Outdoor. This will help protect your beautiful painted rocks from the elements. This step is optional and can be ordered at JoAnn’s Craft Store online and picked up curbside at the store.


Q:   What does a rock want to be when it grows up?
A:   A Rock Star

Q:   What is a rock’s favorite cereal?
A:   Cocoa Pebbles

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