Spring break is coming up soon and I've been brainstorming for a couple of things to do with the kids that week. I think we'll make a rock garden.
I buy a big bag of rocks at Home Depot, and then rinse them under water quickly and let them dry in the soon. To prep them, I paint the tops of them with white house paint. The rocks are porous and you could spend all day trying to cover them with regular craft paint. Once the first coat of white paint is dry, they will be ready to paint.
I'm planning on have all the rocks prepped and ready for the kids. I'll lay out all the different acrylics paint and a variety of brushes, and let them go to town! I can't wait to see what they create. I'll be sure to show you our "rock garden" once we've begun...:)
If you already have one or you do one too, let me know. I'd love to show the kids some pictures!