Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Our Local New Craze Of Rock Painting - Is It In Your Area?

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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8 comments:

  1. I love this! I didn't know it was a craze - we have a few painted stones from holidays years back. I love the idea of painting my own x

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  2. We have that in Warwickshire too, and we found a rock when we were visiting family near Nottingham as well. I love it! So much fun :) We're going to paint some more during the school holidays :) #TriumphantTales

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  3. They are in New Hampshire and Mass. I know they are other places as well. Interesting idea. Loads of fun to paint rocks. #triumphanttales

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  4. A group has just started this near us. There's a whole Facebook group. The older kids seem to love it. #TriumphantTales

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  5. We have it here in Dorset, we have been doing it since October, though I have found it's more popular in the school holidays.
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  6. What a lovely idea! I must be behind with the times as I've not seen it locally. I know my little man has done it a few times with my parents. I think it's great. How nice to see a bit of colour. Thanks for joining in with #TriumphantTales, do come back Tuesday!

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  7. Yep we do in Louth Lincolnshire!

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  8. I love this! We did a bit of raock painting and placed them all over our neighborhood! They are still there! #triumphanttales xoxo

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