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Clearview’s Summer Craft Series

Summer crafts can be entertaining for the whole family. Though, if you are like us, we like our crafts to be relatively easy. While some may be working in the garden, those of us with no green thumb may be working in a different kind of garden. Stone gardens! Or maybe just some nice artwork for someone else’s garden?

We have tons of rock painting ideas, which are our favorite. Creating a cactus garden out of rocks? What could be better than that? Cute and it isn’t going to prick you. Bug collecting not really your thing? Then why not paint some rocks to look like ladybugs. There are endless rock crafts to fill your summer. Each week in the month of August we are going to show you a different craft you can do with your family! We have three different crafts to bring to you, but they are just the tip of the iceberg with what you can do with rock. If you try one make sure to let us know by leaving a comment. If you made a different craft out of rocks we want to see those too! Show us your stone gardens and rock painting ideas!

Rock Painting Ideas for your Summer DIY’s

Painted Rocks

-Ladybugs, Hearts, tree, and happy rocks.

What you need:

  • Rocks! 
    • Try to find some that are smooth and clean, it will be easier to paint. For the projects we are showing you, some oblong and circular rocks would be great.
    • Did you find a rock and love it but it isn’t smooth enough? You can try sanding it down. Start with a high grit and work your way down until you find one that works.
  • Paint
    • There are a few different types of paints you can get. Most paints will work (water based or acrylic). If you are going to have your rocks outside look for outdoor paint. Amazon has a great selection 
    • Paint pens would also work

Now it is time to paint your rock! If you want, you can choose to draw on your rock first so you are able to have a guideline. If you are using a paint pen it will be very easy to follow a guide. A fun way to jazz up your rocks is to use googly eyes! If you take a look at our happy rocks, you could easily use googly eyes for more fun. Another fun idea for your stone garden would be to use some glow in the dark paint. You could make a few and use them on a walk path. Below you can find pictures to give you some rock painting ideas.

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We hoped you liked our first installment of our Summer Craft Series. Check back next week to see our second project. don’t forget to add us on Facebook for updates and news. We also hope you will show us your summer projects.