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Monday, November 25, 2019

Rock Painting Party #12DaysofChristmasIdeas

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Today we were to feature an ornament made with DecoArt paints, but I had another idea, and I pulled it off!  That was to have a rock painting party with some of my friends. In our town, and in towns all over the United States, there is a movement called (Your town) Rocks!  Mine is called New Town Rocks, and Brookfield's would be Brookfield Rocks. The idea behind this is to paint adorable rocks, hide them around town for people to find. These are acts of kindness, no expectations at all. You may keep the rock, or hide it for someone else.

Hosting a rock painting party is fun and easy. First, find a date, a place to paint and invite your friends!  Next, gather supplies for painting, like DecoArt paints, brushes, cups of water, and a mat to dab your brush.  The friend who helped me painted the base coat on the rocks so that we didn't have to wait for that coat to dry. 

On the night of the party, we set up spots for each of the painters. After a little direction from my friend, we looked at books and Pinterest for inspiration. Once we made our decisions, we sat down to paint. I decided to paint this adorable Santa on a silver rock.

I found the likeness on Pinterest, drew it on the rock with a chalk pencil, then filled in the rest with paints. I used the DecoArt glitter paint for a festive look! 

We had a ball at the rock painting party. I learned from my friends that their kids love painting rocks for the neighborhood. So for a Christmas gift, I put together a rock, three colors of DecoArt paint and a brush as a kit for my great-nieces and nephews. I know they will love painting their rocks!

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  1. What a fun idea! I love when I come across painted rocks and I would LOVE to have some Christmas ones to add to my collection.

  2. Those are not just painted rocks they are all little masterpieces. I love those and would like to have all of them especially Santa.

  3. I haven't heard of the our town rocks, but I love this idea. You all did a great job with those! When I paint the results aren't nearly so pretty.

  4. oh my gosh this is awesome- my nieces and nephew would love to make this when they come for the holidays! great idea :

  5. Love this - a fun activity my niece would enjoy. Great holiday idea. xx

  6. Those Santa rocks are super cute! This would be fun to do with the class parties!

  7. I love when people paint rocks! I think they are so pretty and people can be pretty creative. Your Santa rocking very cute!

  8. I love this idea of painting Christmas rocks, especially Santa's, to hide and gift around town. A great family bonding time holiday idea. Pinned :)

  9. This would be so much fun! I have always enjoyed painting rocks. I'll have to do this with my kids.

  10. What a fun activity idea! I would love for my kids to paint a few so my mother in law could put them in her garden.

  11. So cute! It's fun to find these all around town! Yours look adorable!

  12. This is such a fun idea! I love how all those rocks came out. Super cute.

  13. I love painting rocks and leaving them for people to find. Especially fun this time of year.

  14. It would be fun to join and enjoy time doing rock painting. I have an image to paint in one of those rocks. :)

  15. I'm always fascinated by the creativity involved in rock painting these are all adorable

  16. I used to paint rocks when I was a child, and I was born in 1981, so apparently painting rocks has been a thing for a long time. Glad to see it's a more popular art option now.

  17. This looks like such a fun craft to do. I would love to do this with my kiddos this weekend.

  18. Wow! This rock painting party sounds really fun and exiting! I would love to have this and show my artistic side. Lol.

  19. What a cute craft you can do with people of all ages! I need to remember this for when I see my family soon!

  20. What a fun idea to have a rocking painting party. And I love your little Santa face.

  21. I have never tried rock painting before. That looks like a lot of fun. And that Santa is def adorable.


  22. These all look so good. My kids love all of them.

  23. That would be really fun to do with the kids. There is a group around here that does that to all sorts of rocks around town.

  24. Talk about a fun activity that everyone would enjoy. This will certainly put you in a holiday mood! I loved all the finished products!

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