Monday, April 9, 2012

Hidden Rocks, Happy Surprise!

Spring Break is over around here, so time to get back to some crafting! We had a great time hanging out with our families this past week, so we're a little sad to see the kids go back to school...just a little.... :)

Maggie's youngest was sick for most of the week, so most of their time was spent at home. While he rested, she and her older son had a fun time with this simple project: They painted rocks! Ok, ok, not that earth-shatteringly exciting, but stay with us! It gets better!

What You Need:
  • smooth stones (take a walk around the neighborhood with your littles and pick some up!)
  • acrylic paint
  • brushes

Wash and dry your rocks. Then with your brush and paints you and your helper can create mini works of art on them! The brighter the better!

Leave them to dry for a little while

Now would be a good time to wash your hands.....

Once your rocks are done, you could simply put them in a bowl and admire your artistic skills...

...but Maggie and her boys decided to take a walk around the neighborhood and put the rocks in various places for other people to find, thinking it was a creative way to brighten someone's day and to welcome in spring! A fun way to spend an afternoon and put a smile on the faces of others!

We first saw this project on Pinterest, but no link was given, nor was a source credited. So to whomever first had the idea to hide painted rocks for others to find, thank you for the inspiration!

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  1. That's a great idea, to hide them around the neighborhood. I'd love to find something like that. I used to paint rocks as a kid it was so fun.

  2. How cute. And what a sweet idea to hide them around the neighborhood!

  3. SUCH a cute idea!
    I cannot wait until my little man is big enough to do things like this.

  4. I love this project. I teach art and we do the same thing. Its a very inexpensive way to get creative. We put a varnish on top of ours, just to make them shine.

  5. I found one of these a couple of months ago! It was at a rest stop in New York. I took my dog to a grassy area for him to do his thing, and there it was. I was so excited because I have meant to do this myself for quite a while now, and it was so cool to be the actual Finder! Plus, we were traveling because we were moving to a new state (new country, actually) and a whole new life, and finding a little spot of brightness seemed like a good sign for the difficult decisions we'd been making and the future upon which we were embarking. And now I am going to leave some little surprises for other people! :) Whoever left the rock I found, thank you!