Yesterday we painted Easter egg rocks with our friends Dawn, Esmé, and Asher.
Dawn found the idea in our local Macaroni Kid activity guide. They apparently send out an e-mail newsletter compiling all the local kid activities for the week. I need to get on this list!
The idea was to paint egg shaped rocks with Easter colors and Easter designs.
Dawn brought over some mostly egg-shaped rocks that she had pre-painted with an initial coat of acrylic paint. She used lavender, yellow, white, and green.
Here’s how we did this…
Painting Easter Egg Rocks
We used this technique to create Easter eggs, but you could also paint rocks to resemble natural birds eggs! If you want to do that, start with a base coat of blue, green, or tan, then splatter a contrasting color over the plain-painted egg.
- Egg-shaped rocks, pre-painted with a coat of acrylic paint
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
First, we covered the art table with newspapers and put smocks and old t-shirts on the kids.
Then we set out more acrylic paints and some small paintbrushes and started painting.
Everyone, kids and adults alike, painted designs over the plain painted rocks.
We had lots of fun with this easy rock painting activity!
Here’s Asher’s Easter egg rock and background art.
Here are Maia’s Easter egg rocks
And here are Esme’s Easter egg rocks (the top two) and Dawn’s rock (on the bottom).
I must have forgotten to photograph my own!
Painting rocks is always a fun activity for kids, whether in the name of Easter, or just because!
Plus they’re extra durable and would be a fun addition to an Easter egg hunt or a spring nature table.
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