Create these amazing patriotic rocks that sparkle and shine with pride. This rock painting idea for kids is perfect for hiding around town and showing off those red, white, and blues.
Sparkling Patriotic Rocks
Rock hunting and hiding is in full swing! For Memorial Day, our area had a big picnic and asked for lots of patriotic rocks for the kids to hunt. You know I helped with that project!
We really love to create fun new stone painting ideas for you to try with your little ones! These are perfect for the kiddos or for any rock painting beginner!
Use them to decorate around the home or leave them out to brighten someone’s day. This stone painting idea is perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Flag Day, or any other time you want to show off your USA love.
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Supplies for sparkling rocks:
- Rocks. (check out these tips for where to buy rocks)
- Painters Tape.
- Foam Brushes.
- Mod Podge.
- Clear Sealant. (we recommend this kind)
How to make glitter painted rocks
Check out these step by step instructions for creating patriotic rocks. Then you can see it all in action in the video below!
If you have a light enough color (near white) rock or stone this is perfect for making these rocks. If not go ahead and base coat your stone white and give it plenty of time to dry.
Use your painters tape to cover up the parts that you do not want to be blue.
Use your foam brush and paint the rock. Try to make your brush strokes full away from the painters tape, not towards it.
This will help keep the line crisp. Once your paint has dried peel up the tape. Now decide where you want your glitter. Add a new piece of tape to section it off.
Cover the space with Mod Podge and then cover the area with glitter. Do this over a lid or piece of paper to catch the loose pieces.
Set the wet rock aside aside and let it dry.
Once dry, remove the painters tape.
Using a roll of tape you can remove any stray pieces of glitter from your rock.
You can also touch up any paint if the tape pulls any off. You can add words or leave them plain.
No matter what they will be beautiful.
Make sure to seal with a few coats of clear sealant to help hold all that glitter in place.
Check out this video to see the whole rock painting process from start to finish!
I hope you give this glitter rock a try! Don’t forget we have loads of other fun rock painting ideas for kids. You can check them out here!
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