Busy Crafty Mom...fun projects for kids when time and money are at a minimum
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Spring is in full swing here in the Southwest and we've got our garden started. We wanted to add some fun, inexpensive decorations to the garden. So we made some beautiful garden stones!
Old box lids make great paint trays
Here's what you need:
Large river cobbles and/or old bricks
Acrylic paint (the cheap stuff that you can buy for like 75 cents a bottle works fine)
Paintbrushes of various sizes
Clear spray paint (or shellac - but the clear spray paint works just as well and is about half the price)
Here's what you do:
1. Wash and dry the cobbles/bricks.
2. Paint fun designs or words on them.
3. Let them dry.
4. Apply a few coats of clear spray paint (otherwise the paint will wash away relatively quickly when you water your garden or it rains). This is a job for an adult. Oh, and make sure to do it OUTDOORS when it's NOT windy, or you'll get a headache and your house will smell like nasty paint fumes.