We love Father’s Day, and every year my children love to craft something special for their Dad. This year they decided to have a go at rock painting to make paperweights.
Luckily, because my kids are obsessed with collecting stones from various beaches, we already have a (large!) collection of rocks ready to be painted!
We started by drawing around their rocks on a piece of paper, so that they could rough out their ideas on paper before actually got started. We’ve learned from previous experience that it’s always better to plan!! Now for the fun bit …. the painting!
We used some paint tester pots that we had left over from our recent decorating exploits to paint our rocks, but you can also use acrylic paint (don’t forget to wear aprons!). We then used sharpie pens to write our messages. Once finished, we painted our rocks with a PVA varnish (just mix two parts regular PVA glue with 1 part water), and to ensure that their designs last for years to come!
Now we just have to keep them hidden until Father’s Day …