This extended amount of time indoors has brought out the creative soul and artist in lots of us. I’ve wandered outside of coloring to painting, and crocheting and collage decor, so many fun things to do while you are staying safe inside your home and in your yard which led our family to do some rock painting.
Stone Painting Time
A ton of people have turned to stone painting to beautiful their own yard and to leave words of hope and happiness scattered around for others. It’s also a fabulous family fun activity to share with your kids of all ages.
The Art of Stone Painting. F. Sehnaz Bac, an artist, and seasoned archaeologist presents step-by-step instructions for fifty-two projects creating mandala designs on rocks. Her easy-to-follow rock painting guide will show you how to transform ordinary stones into inspirational works of art.
Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones from Fox Chapel Publishing. This book contains 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue, bobbles & bits.
If you’ve never painted rocks before, you might enjoy this art book for beginners.
Step by step instructions using dot paintings, mandalas, decoupage and other fun ideas to try.
Kids learn step by step to make all sorts of creatures, and fun shapes out of rocks. Great gifts to drop off at the grandparents house too.
Rock Painting Supplies
The best paint to use on rocks is one that will last with weather, you can also seal them if you already have lots of acrylic paint sitting around the house that you’d like to use up.
We love using paint pens best. You can get the most detail and more vibrant colors and of course lots of them have glitter so that’s always a plus. It looks so pretty when they shimmer in the sun in your yard.
Sharpies are of course the least expensive markers around and everyone probably has several already floating around their house. The different sized nibs make detail work easy too
- 72 Count of Sharpies in Fine & Extra Fine Point
- 80’s glam pack of Sharpies UK
- 24 Electric Pop pack of Sharpies Canada
Don’t have any nice smooth flat rocks at your house? No problem, you can even buy those.
Finally, you will need a sealer for your pretty painted rocks, this video shows a few techniques. You can choose matt or glossy finish, that part is up to you.