If you’ve seen and read about rock painting and want to get it started near you, then read and learn How to Start Rock Painting Group in your Town.
Rock painting is super simple and fun to do and a lot of towns already have groups going, you can check if there’s already one started by logging in to Facebook and searching “your town rocks”, if nothing comes up then you’re good to go! And if you do find one that is already going, get involved. Rock painting and searching is so much fun!
How to Start Rock Painting in your Town:
- Check Facebook to see if a group in your town has already started.
- If not, create a Facebook group called “your town rocks”, invite your friends and have your friends invite theirs.
- Gather a lot of rocks or buy rocks from Amazon.
- Host a rock painting party for you and your friends and everyone’s kids of course, this way you will have a lot of rocks to hide to get your town started in this fun project. (Learn how to paint rocks below.)
- Hide all the rocks! Be safe and considerate about where you are hiding them as well: If you’re hiding them around the outside of stores, get permission. Don’t place them on lawns where a lawn mower could run them over. Don’t place them anywhere too high. Don’t hide them on private property.
- When you find a rock take a picture and, post it to the Facebook group for all to see. Keep the rock for yourself, or hide it in a different place.
- Have fun and be creative!
How to paint rocks:
- Smooth rocks
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes
- Krylon clear polyurethane spray paint
- Sharpie markers
- Lay out a piece of scrap paper or newspaper before you get started.
- Use a paint brush to paint your rocks a base coat of white and let dry (this will make your colors bright).
- Find inspiration for painting by doing a simple google image search for “painted rocks.” I knew my triangle shaped rock would be best as a piece of watermelon.
- Use a small tipped paint brush to paint your designs onto the rocks and let dry.
- On the bottom of your rocks, use a paint pen or Sharpie to write: Post on FB group “your town rocks”, this way all the people in the group get to see all the rocks being painted, hidden and found.
- Take your painted rocks outside, spray them with a clear coat of polyurethane, and let them dry.
My son and I went to a local beach and hid a couple of ours, we haven’t seen them posted yet but I’m keeping an eye out.
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