Here’s what you’ll need to make uplifting painted rocks:
- Large, smooth rocks: you can buy them at a craft store or online, but bonus points if you can find some out in nature!
- Paper towels
- Paint tray palette or aluminum foil
- Acrylic paint: pastels are perfect for spring, but choose any colors you want!
- Paint brush
- Paint marker
Step 1: Wash and scrub your rocks with soap and water
This will remove any dirt so that the paint will stick to the rock. Let the rocks dry before painting. You can this step if you buy your rocks from a store.
Step 2: Paint the entire rock with your paintbrush
You can squirt a bit of each color into a paint tray palette, or onto some aluminum foil. Allow the rock to dry completely.
Step 3: Write a positive message using a paint pen
Not sure what to write? Here are a few ideas: Think Brave, Spring into Adventure, I am Creative, This Girl Loves STEM. Enjoy your beautiful rock, or pass it on to a friend!
Wasn’t that a fun art project? Be sure to snap a picture of your beautiful creation, and tag us @hopscotchgirls on Instagram, or send us an email with a picture of your final product. We can’t wait to see how your affirmation rocks turn out!