I'm not sure whether this craze is national or just in my home town in North Yorkshire. The idea is to paint rocks or any other natural substance in anyway you like and then hide them in your town.
It's a fabulous way to get the kids out and about "rock hunting". Once you find a rock, you re hide it for others to find.
This is something we are definitely going to do this weekend, my girls love anything to do with arts and crafts, so we'll have lots of fun!
A Facebook group in our town has been created for rock hunters and are filled with pictures of peoples "finds". I know that my girls will be delighted to see if anyone finds their masterpieces.
I'll admit to having a bit of a "thing" for stones and rocks. As a child I spent many a summer searching for the perfect stone and then carried it around with me for the rest of the holiday. The stone would then travel home and take pride of place in my bedroom. I was fascinated to think that the stone was a little piece of where we had visited and that it had travelled so far from it's origin - yes I was possibly a little strange!
To preserve the environment you are not supposed to take rocks from beaches due to erosion. We have plenty floating around our garden. You can buy ecologically sourced stones too, from garden centres.
We will paint our rocks with acrylic paints and write our names and date on the back. Imagine - your rock could be around in hundreds of years!
I'll share our masterpieces.
Happy rock painting!
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