May 17, 2011

Crayon-Painted Rocks (SSG Idea #13)

Our fun and easy kids’ craft idea for today is from Angie at the Country Chic Cottage. Love this idea, and I love her various ideas of ways to use them!


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Painting Rocks for Everyone!


Hello everyone!!  I am Angie with The Country Chic Cottage!  So far Amy’s series has been AMAZING!!  So many great ideas!  I hope I can provide a little something you can take away!


  I found a tutorial on Family Fun and was doing some experimenting with crayon wax.  This idea was born!  An easy way to paint “treasures” for even the tiniest of hands!  Get your rocks and get started!



You will need:

  • Smooth rocks
  • Crayons
  • Foil lined baking sheet

Literally color all over your rocks.  Randomly, in patterns, doesn’t matter.  Just a nice thick coating of crayon wax.  Let the kids go wild!!


Place the rocks in your oven on 225 degrees for about 3 minutes.  Watch them close.  The wax should melt but not start to come off of your rocks.  Remove them from the oven and let cool!


While the wax was wet, we even scratched some initials in some of our rocks with a skewer.  Totally optional but fun!  :)


They look all shiny when you remove them.  The wax will sort of melt together and blend.  Then harden back to a smooth, glossy finish!


Gorgeous “painted” rocks — no mess, non toxic, easy, quick, fun, what more could you ask for?


I popped our creations in a mason jar to display them….


But you could use them in a wide variety of ways:
  • wire them on a necklace
  • place in the dirt of your potted plants for a touch of color
  • use them as paperweights
  • make “X” and “O” rocks for a great tic tac toe game
  • use on a shelf as decor
  • draw faces for your very own rock men


I don’t know about your kids…but mine looove to treasure hunt for rocks.  So this is a perfect activity for us!  Treasure hunting for the rocks and then painting them!


My collection would have been more colorful — but my youngest loves the color black!  What is a mom to do but have black rocks! :)


I hope you enjoy this tutorial!  Let me know if you paint some rocks with your kids!  And be sure to visit me at the cottage anytime!

Thanks again Amy for having me!
Angie

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Thanks so much to Angie for stopping by with her fun idea! I hope you’ll head over to her place to pay her a visit!

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6 Responses to Crayon-Painted Rocks (SSG Idea #13)

  1. dogsmom May 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    Fun idea. I have a toaster oven I use only for crafts. I am sure this would work well in there.

  2. gail May 17, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    way cool angie! My friend has a daughter that LOVES rocks. I’ll share this with her.
    gail

  3. Kelli @ RTSM May 17, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    What a fun and easy idea! A painted rock paper weight would make an awesome father’s day gift too!

  4. petrow May 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Thanks I just can’t seem to get enough your site is inspiring…

  5. Simply Smith May 17, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    :) What a fun idea!

    Kelly

  6. Finding Charm May 17, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    That’s a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

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