Summer Made Simple: Hot Rock Art

Ohh… my kids and I made one of my favorite new summer projects this past week.  They are HOT GARDEN ROCKS.  We found the idea at Eighteen25.

I think kids age 3-10 would enjoy this project.  For the little ones, protect their hands using 2-3 old mismatched socks.   I did this with a 6 & 8 year old and we had NO problems.  I even touched the rocks with my own hands and I knew it was hot, but it wasn’t hot enough to actually burn my hand.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Gather large rocks
  2. Wash and dry the rocks
  3. Heat the oven to 350 degrees
  4. Place the rocks on a cookie sheet and “bake” for 15 minutes
  5. Remove rocks from the oven and place on newspaper on a table or the ground.

LASTLY – Color/paint the rocks with peeled crayons.

The colors are so vibrant and fun.  Once they cooled to the touch (about 30 minutes) we placed them around the yard.  Super cute, super easy.  My kids were begging me to make them again and really, why not?  We had everything we needed already on hand.

So, are you going to make some?

You know your kids would LOVE to!  🙂  Happy summer everyone!






Linked up at: Skip to my Lou, Craft O Maniac, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Making the World Cuter, Keeping it Simple,

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