Easy Rock painting with the Kids :

You will need:

• Smooth river rocks – if you cannot find any near you the hardware store or nursery is a good place to buy them
• Acrylic paints
• Lead pencil

  1. sketch your design outlines onto your rocks
  2. use the sketched outlines as a guide for where to paint your base colours – allow the base colours to dry
  3. once your base colours have dried they MAY need an additional coat of paint to get them looking more opaque

Hiding rocks around town :

Parks & Playgrounds

Parks and playgrounds are no-brainers when it comes to hiding painted rocks. Remember, rocks that are hidden aren’t just for younger audiences to enjoy! Parents and guardians visiting the playgrounds might also enjoy finding a special hidden message.

Downtown Communities

Downtowns that are usually walked on foot can be a great place to hide painted rocks. Common places are on windowsills, in small planters on the sidewalks, and at the base of stoplights and telephone poles. If this is your local community, it can be awesome to see who is creating and hiding near you!


Outside of libraries can be a great place to hide painted rocks, especially since these locations are usually highly trafficked centers of communities. Be careful not to bring rocks inside if it’s not allowed, but consider asking the local librarians if some special rocks can be hidden throughout the bookshelves!

Public transportation areas

If you want your painted rocks to take far travels, consider hiding them in public transit locations, like bus stops or train stations! Those traveling through might pick up your rock and bring it somewhere you never expected

Gift them : to a love one

My cousin Liz made these for me for my family memory garden. She takes special request for design.

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