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Monster Treasure Hunt Painted Rocks

The Monster Treasure Hunt Painted Rocks are cute painted rocks. There are many painted rocks facebook groups where you can find many painted rocks ideas.

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Monster Treasure Hunt Painted Rocks

I love finding custom painted rocks along our travels. And finding the perfect spot to re-hide them makes it even more fun. Our step by step tutorial on how to paint rocks in acrylic will keep the kids occupied during this difficult time of isolation. It’s a great Indoor Activities boredom buster for the kids to do while stuck at home.

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 What you need for Painted Rocks for Kids:

MONSTER ROCKS

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How to Paint on Rocks for Outdoors

Step 1: Clean your rocks to remove dust and dirt. Once your rocks are dry, paint them with various colors of acrylic paint. I found that holding the bottom of the rock worked well. I waited for the paint to dry on one end and then painted the rest. Don’t forget to flip your rock over and paint the back! Most of the rocks needed a few coats of paint. I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

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Step 2: Use black paint and a small paintbrush to paint small mouth shapes onto your rock. Let the paint dry.

monster rock paintingStep 3: Use a small brush and paint white teeth and red tongues inside your monsters mouths.

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Step 4: Glue on googly eyes. If you’re using a strong glue such as E6000, an adult will need to do this step. The stronger glue will hold up to the elements much better than a white school glue. If you won’t be hiding your rocks, school glue would be fine. You could also personalize these as you’d like. Try adding bows for girl rock monsters or yarn hair. The possibilities are endless!

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Step 5: Enjoy a fun day outside hiding your rocks at a park. The kids who find your rocks are going to be super excited!

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Yield: 12

Monster Treasure Hunt Painted Rocks

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The Monster Treasure Hunt Painted Rocks are cute painted rocks. There are many painted rocks facebook groups where you can find many painted rocks ideas.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Materials

  • rocks (you can gather these during walks with your kids or purchase a bag from the store)
  • acrylic paints (white, black and various colors)
  • googly eyes

Tools

  • paintbrushes
  • glue (E6000 or your glue of choice)

Instructions

  1. Clean your rocks to remove dust and dirt. Once your rocks are dry, paint them with various colors of acrylic paint. I found that holding the bottom of the rock worked well. I waited for the paint to dry on one end and then painted the rest. Don't forget to flip your rock over and paint the back! Most of the rocks needed a few coats of paint. I used a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.
  2. Use black paint and a small paintbrush to paint small mouth shapes onto your rock. Let the paint dry.
  3. Use a small brush and paint white teeth and red tongues inside your monster's mouths.
  4. Glue on googly eyes. If you're using a strong glue such as E6000, an adult will need to do this step. The stronger glue will hold up to the elements much better than white school glue. If you won't be hiding your rocks, school glue would be fine. You could also personalize these as you’d like. Try adding bows for girl rock monsters or yarn hair. The possibilities are endless!
  5. Enjoy a fun day outside hiding your rocks at a park. The kids who find your rocks are going to be super excited!

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