Summer is on the way and I am so excited for the warm weather and getting crafty with the kiddos. We haven't really jumped into rock painting, yet, so I am getting started with some fun red, white, and blue-inspired Patriotic Painted Rocks to Celebrate America. We will be hiding these on our many adventures this Summer. I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Patriotic Crafts Edition, so stop back by on Saturday to see all of the creative inspiration!
Celebrate America with Patriotic Painted Rocks
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts – Patriotic Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs and Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama. Featuring FUN patriotic craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back tomorrow and Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to Paint Red, White & Blue Rocks:
- DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin – Cotton Ball, Lipstick, Sky Blue, Blue Bird, True Blue
- Rocks – Large, Round, and Smooth
- Paintbrushes – Flat, Round, Liner
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- MONO Drawing Pencil 4H Grade from Tombow
How to Make Painted Rocks with Kids:
I am the type of person that collects rocks from everywhere I roam. I have rocks from Pompei, Paris, Geneva, and the Amalfi Coast, as well as the Caribbean, Breckenridge, and Phoenix. Now, these rocks are not that exotic, they are from the home improvement store just down the street. Look for rocks that are smooth and round or oval.
AMERICAN FLAG HEART ROCK
To begin the Patriotic Painted Rocks, gather all supplies. I like to wash all of my rocks and leave them outside to dry in the sun. Sketch a large heart shape onto the rock with a Mono Drawing Pencil. Basecoat the heart with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Cotton Ball. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Paint the top left corner True Blue and horizontal stripes Lipstick. Add Cotton Ball stars with five short brushstrokes. Embellish the edge of the heart with Sky Blue and Blue Bird dots using the end of the paintbrush handle.
PATRIOTIC PEACE SIGN ROCK
Basecoat the entire rock with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Cotton Ball. Paint a peace sign with Blue Bird. Add Lipstick stripes on the right side of the peace sign and True Blue stars on the left side. Add Sky Blue dots around the peace sign using the end of the paintbrush handle.
STARS & STRIPES BUTTERFLY ROCK
Basecoat the oval rock with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Sky Blue. Sketch a butterfly outline on the rock with a Mono Drawing Pencil. Fill in the upper wings with True Blue and the lower wings with Cotton Ball. Add Lipstick stripes then Cotton Ball stars and dots. Fill in the butterfly body with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Blue Bird.
PATRIOTIC FLOWERS ROCK
Basecoat rock with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin Lipstick. Make three flowers using the new end of a pencil eraser dipped in Cotton Ball and Sky Blue. Add True Blue Stars, Blue Bird dots, and Blue Bird accents on the flower petals. This is a super easy pattern for the kiddos to complete.
RED, WHITE & BLUE BOHO RAINBOW ROCK
Basecoat the rock with DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin True Blue. Add rainbow-shaped stripes in Lipstick, Cotton Ball, and Sky Blue. Add details with the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker for a boho look. DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin is perfect for rock painting because it doesn't need to be sealed.
Quick and Easy Patriotic Painted Rocks
I hope you will use my Patriotic Painted Rocks as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Summer craftiness. The themes and colors for rock painting are as wide as your imagination. Set up the simple supplies and let the kiddos go wild.
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – PATRIOTIC CRAFTS Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Saturday for all the super cool projects!
First up is Laura from Laura Kelly Designs who has created Hand Painted DIY Firecrackers from Recycled Paper Towel Tubes. I love the bright rainbow colors she has used. I love the patterns and colors that Laura has used. And her post has a FREE Printable Patriotic Word Search!
Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing has created the most adorable Upcycled Denim Pocket Purse for her Granddaughter. Check out the red, white, and blue bling and click through to see how Ann created those rhinestone patterns in under 2 minutes flat, it is totally BRILLIANT!
Sharing is Caring! Pin it for Later
Remember, today is day two! So, stop back by Saturday for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired! And, check out Day One of Creative Crafts Patriotic Crafts. Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this Free Printable to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
Thanks for stopping by!