Painting rocks is a favorite springtime activity in our home. In years past, we’ve painted them to go in our flower bed. This year, we took things up a notch.
Instead of just painted a few rocks, we’ve painted a bucket full and counting. We’ve done this for three reasons…
1. It’s super fun!
This is a low maintenance craft. Especially if you use the Posca Paint Markers. You can simply sit down and dress up a rock in a matter of minutes. It’s a way to enjoy some creative time and have something lovely to show for it.
2. Studio 5
We were asked to share rock painting tips on one of our favorite shows, Studio 5.
As a first, I did the segment WITH Maggie, which was sweet enough. But she wasn’t my only guest. Brooke’s (the host’s) beautiful little girl joined us, as did a studio full of lovely moms and their very talented children.
I’ve been visiting Studio 5 for nearly nine years now, but this was a first. What a joy it was to share a hobby I enjoy not only with the viewers but with a live audience!
3. RAK Rocks
This hobby is a wonderful way to pay it forward with little Random Acts of Kindness (RAKS). Instead of filling our flower bed with rocks, we’ve hid them in spots around Utah.
You’ll find an assortment of fairy rocks placed throughout Gardner Village.
We’ve also left little notes of love for those visiting Primary Children’s Hospital today.
And we even put some indoors at Fashion Place Mall.
We’ll continue placing rocks as we make them. If you’re interested in following along with this fun hide-and-seek, I suggest you follow the FB group, 801 Rocks. Here, people leave news of their rock drops and also post when they’ve found hidden gems.
Speaking of finding rocks, if you happen to spot ours and feel like posting about it, we’re using the hashtag #MaggleRock. My clever husband came up with this one. I wanted something fun that captured our girls, Maggie and Lulu, as well as our rocks. #MaggleRock is perfect! Thanks, Cor!
You can simply post your pic of our rock on Insta or in the 801 Rocks FB page using the #MaggleRock tag so we can peek at who is giving our rocks new homes.
Tag, You’re It!
Of course, you don’t have to keep our rocks if you find them. You can also re hide them for someone else to find. It’s a fun way to keep the kindness in motion. Or you can paint your own!
Painting Rocks: The Supplies
You’ll need rocks, of course. I got mine at Home Depot. A neighbor child, upon learning this, said, “What, are you stupid?! You can find rocks for free everywhere!” True enough. LOL But I wanted rocks that were relatively smooth, and these river rocks were just the ticket. I simply had to rinse and dry them, and we were ready to, ahem, rock! ;)
Posca Markers are the bee’s knees. They’re quite opaque, which makes coloring and correcting mistakes a breeze.
Nail art tools make creating dots a lot of fun. You simply dip them in the paint and dot your rock.
Painting Rocks: A Picnic Event
Want in on this rockin' party? I'm hosting a rock painting picnic in the park. It’s a great way to enjoy a little creative outing while also meeting new friends. All ages are welcome. Every guest will paint two rocks—one to keep and one to hide in the park. Simply bring your sack lunch/dinner or snack, and I’ll provide the rest. You’ll find more info on this painting party here.
As Seen on TV
To see a bunch of rock stars in action, you can watch my today’s Studio 5 segment at 11:00 AM locally on channel 5. Otherwise, you can stream it live at 11 (Mountain Time) from the S5 website.
Rock on, my friends! <3