Monday, 31 July 2017

Rock Painting - Kids Craft DIY

Spending a weekend with kids engaged in something creative is a great feeling for most parents. How we spent the weekend this time was really fun paint activity. While my sister gave us a visit, we found some rocks outside an under-construction building during our evening walk and we were tempted to turn them into cute artsy pieces. We picked a few in different sizes and shapes.

Most kids will have a set of acrylic paints and paint brushes in their school stationary supplies that come handy in the project. So what our children (my son and my nephew) created is really adorable
and I thought of posting it for mommies who are looking for a cool kids activity.
Material Required:
Smooth Surfaced Rocks
Acrylic paints
Painting Brushes
Pencil/Fine Point Marker
Sealer

Steps:
1. Wash and clean the rocks to remove all the dust and pat it dry. Avoid using the rocks that have rouch patches on those as the paint job won't look graceful.

2. After the rocks are dried up properly, colour those for a bright base to provide you a nice canvas. It may take one or two coats of paint for better finish. Let it dry under the sun, if possible.

3. Help your child envision how the finished project should look like and then draw it first with a pencil. For the older children, a thin marker can be used to draw fine detailing on the rocks.
4. Using acrylic paint for painting should give the rocks a glossy finish. Continue the drawing in repeatitive process until it is visibly appealing.
5. Be patient letting each coat dry before moving on. You may use a hairdryer to dry the paint faster.
6. After the finished rocks are completely dry, give them a coat or two of Craft Varnish/Sealer/Mod Podge. This makes the paint colours pop and will also make your child's art last longer.




These rocks may be used as paper-weights, garden decor or simply an indoor decor piece.

(Just one regret, didn't click any pic while little hands were at work) :(
How do you think the kids performed.... we love it though!!

4 comments:

  1. Maine is type k stone art pinterest per bahut dekha,mujhyblagta tha ki mushkil kaam hai, per aaone to kids DIY me itna easily bata diya πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ thanks dear πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. This is so interesting. Lovely creation.

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