Construction Paper Dotted Rocks
While painting rocks is fun, sometimes we don’t want to get out all of those supplies and deal with the mess. The little ones loved decorating their rocks with tissue paper so I figured I would give one of our favorite mediums a try, construction paper. What did we end up with, these fun construction paper dotted rocks!
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Supplies for this easy rock decorating technique:
- Rocks. (I primed mine with a quick coat of white paint.)
- Construction Paper.
- Mod Podge.
- Foam Brush.
- Hole Punch.
- Acrylic Sealer. (Optional if hiding outdoors.)
How to make these decorated stones with construction paper
Here is the step by step instructions for construction paper dotted rocks. You can see all the steps in action in the video below.
I added a white base coat on my rocks ahead of time. (to see a quick video of how I do this, go here.) This helps the color pop off the rock. This is not necessary, but if you do a lot of rock crafts you can base coat a bunch of rocks together and work on them over time.
Start punching out construction paper dots. You can do all one size or mix it up! Next, add a nice thick coat of Mod Podge to your rock. You can place the dots one at a time or sprinkle them on top.
Related Craft: Tissue Paper Christmas Rocks
I happen to have a cheap cookie rack that I use for crafting. This works great because the extra dots just drop underneath that I can grab for the next rock. Fill your foam brush with a lot of Modge Podge and start dabbing your dots. You will need a thick coat so they stick. You can move them around a bit or add a couple more where you like. Let the coat dry and then add a second. If you plan to hide your rocks outside you will need to seal them with a water-resistant spray.
See the whole rock painting process in this quick video!
Hide, gift or decorate with these fun construction paper dotted rocks! You can create them in any color combination. Ours were red, green, and yellow for the holidays! So pick your favorite colors and start punching!
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