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How to Paint Rocks, make Kindness Rocks, and Pet Rocks with #CCBG

There is some confusion on the internet about when Pet Rock Day is. It could be Sept. 4, 6, or the 14th. Whenever you decide to celebrate, it is definitely in the month of September. So why not craft with some rocks. It's very easy to do. 

rocks with pens


  • rocks
  • paint markers
  • paint
  • brushes
  • permanent markers
  • Mod Podge


You can decorate the rocks, turn them into a pet, or add a special sentiment. 

We began with a bag of rocks from the Dollar Store. 


Our plan was to use permanent markers and paint markers on the rocks. Most of the colors were transparent and didn't show on the rocks.

painting white

Then we painted a layer of white acrylic paint. Drawing on the painted surface actually removed the paint, so that didn't work either.

painted rocks

Finally, we painted with acrylic paint, that worked the best. 


To protect the surface of the rocks we painted, we used a layer of Mod Podge. 


If you would like to inspire others with your crafting, you might like to take a look at the Kindness Rock Project.

The Kindness Rock Project:
Please join our kindness rocks project and help us spread kindness to unsuspecting recipients along the way! Together we can make this world a little bit happier! Take a rock when you find one, share a rock with someone who needs one, or leave one for another to find. 

This post is a part of the Creative Craft Blog Group's monthly project challenge. For the month of September, we were challenged to craft with rocks. Take a moment to visit these other crafter's tutorials. 

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