Painted Rock Crafts
Painted rocks have been the trend for the last couple of years. There is even an initiative called the Kindness Rocks Project. Find it. It’s quite cool and a good way for kids to show preemptive kindness in an insane world. But these other painted stone crafts are quite fun as well! You can get as creative as you need. There is no correct! Here is some inspiration to kick you off! Did you ever give painting a shot rocks? It is an enjoyment craft for the entire family to appreciate. What’s so pleasant about painting on rocks is that rocks give a great canvas in that if you don’t care for what you paint the first occasion when, you can just continue painting it until you like what you see! I love painting flowers on rocks and have been inspired by the master at this, Lin Welford. She has written and published some astounding books on the subject.
Way back in the summer of 1972 I traveled with my two best friends (who happened to be sisters) to stay for seven days in their trailer on their property in the mountains of upstate New York. They had 117 acres of land and we spent the days playing in the brook, picking strawberries, climbing hills, investigating, playing volleyball and badminton, watching the clouds change, talking, snickering, and just having a great time not being anyplace or do anything in particular. Their mother, or Mrs. P. as I called her, was an eager sewer and crafty as well. One of the crafts she had for us to do while upstate was gather rocks and pieces of slate down by the rivulet. She carried paints and brushes with her from home (since there was no Michael’s and A.C. Moore in those days) and it was there on a beautiful day in upstate New York that I painted my absolute first stone.