Looking for a fun way to decorate rocks with kids? Try using puffy paint to make designs of rocks.
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Puffy Paint Rock Art
I used to love puffy paint growing up. I’m happy to relive my childhood love of puffy paints with my children. I’m in love with these awesome neon colored paints found here. The colors are fun and bright – perfect for designing rocks!
Choose the rocks you’d like to decorate and get the puffy paint colors ready. My daughter was having a problem squeezing hers, so she placed a small dab on her work area and then dipped a toothpick in it. This worked great for making even dots! My son’s purple dots got a little crazy in size on some of them. I definitely recommend the toothpick method my daughter used.
Fun Rock Design Ideas
Some simple rock designs are to make patterns or different shapes. You could make spirals or different types of lines (straight, zip-zag) in different colors.
Write inspirational words with the puffy paints. Words like the following are popular: Hope, Dream, Wish, Believe. Or short sayings such as: Laugh Often, Hello Sunshine, and Be Unique are fun.
Design bug rocks. Glue on googly eyes to create a face.
Find the neon puffy paints here.
Once finished, go on a walk and leave them in random places for others to find. You could also use the puffy paint rocks to decorate your garden, porch, or give them as a gift.
Decorating rocks with puffy paint is just one way to design rocks with kids. Check out our painted rock candy we made for a fun pretend play candy shop.
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