Today the kiddos and I tackled a fun and simple craft for the 4th~patriotic rock painting! I saw a post on The Crafty Crow (love that blog!) that inspired us! And we did really enjoy ourselves.
First, I raided our craft supplies and got out the tempera paints in red, white and blue, plus an assortment of paint brushes. Then I set up a painting *station* of sorts for each kiddo, complete with paper towels and a cup of water for rinsing the brushes.
Then I sent the kiddos to choose some good rocks from their *collections* (aka: random rocks from the yard:). They were SO excited!
Then they got busy painting. I kept having to remind Mr. B to let one color dry before applying a different color over it. The hair dryer helped with this, fyi.
But finally their masterpieces were complete and I think they turned out GREAT!!
These are The Princess':
And these are Mr. B's:
I even got in on the fun and painted one. I have to say, painting rocks could be addictive it was so much fun!
They are gracing a rather bare-looking flower pot by my front door. What with the rocks and some patriotic pinwheels, it's starting to look festive!
Another 4th of July craft coming soon...