Painted Rock Keepsakes
Have you painted rocks? Our community paints and hides rocks all over the county. It’s so much fun to find rocks at the local parks or stores. We have painted a few and hid them too. I got to thinking, though, it would be darling to use rocks to make painted rock keepsakes.
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I have always used inexpensive craft paint when I paint the rocks. I don’t seal them or get too fancy since the boys usually help paint them. Generally, we paint a base coat, and then paint our designs over the base coats.
Some of my favorite art projects from my kids are ones with their hand and foot prints. I love being able to look at how tiny their hands used to be!
So, I thought it would be fun to create painted rocks with thumbprint whales.
Rock Painting Supplies
Paint a base coat on the rocks, and allow to dry.
Paint your little one’s thumb and press on to the rock
Use a fine point paint brush to add a whale tail, and water spray.
Step 4 (Optional)
Add an eye to the whale with a paint brush or paint pen.