This week we painted rocks.
First, I had to find the rocks. Finding smooth rocks that are bigger than a quarter proved harder than I thought it would be. After looking in my yard, circling the block, and checking Target, I decided to seek a professional. And after just one trip to Elizabeth Anna’s, our neighborhood nursery, my problem was solved. A big milk crate FULL of beautiful, smooth, perfectly sized rocks were mine for $10.
For whatever reason, George wasn’t interested and played with his legos instead, but Francis and I worked on them for a couple of hours. We used acrylic paint and I have no idea if they will weather well or not. (UPDATE: They didn’t hold up well. I think maybe spraying them with a couple coats of varnish would be wise.) We also used circle stickers as stencils for eyes which turned out cute I thought.
After we finished painting, George decided he finally wanted in on the fun and worked with us to make up a game called “Toss Rock.” Each concentric circle is worth “x” points and whoever gets the most points, wins. Very complex. 😉
All in all, a great afternoon and it felt great to have a paintbrush in my hand.