Hide and seek Painted Rocks when you camp.
Have you seen the trend to paint and hide rocks for others to find? Painted rocks is a great family activity. Kids just love to find these hidden treasures. Join this movement so there are more rocks for all of us to find. Paint it forward!!
How to Create Painted Rocks
Find and collect small rocks. Flat rocks are easiest to paint. Make sure to check the rules to make sure it’s OK to take rocks from wherever you are.
Write a message on the back. This can be location, URL, FB Group such as RVing Rocks! or USA PAINT ROCKS ETC., or directions for contacting you.
Paint your design on the top of the rock. You can paint the same design to create your signature look or paint them however you want. Be creative!
Let the paint dry.
Seal your painted design with a paint sealer. You can use a spray like this or Mod Podge.
Let the sealer dry.
Hide your rock in a place that can be found the next time you are camping. This can be at a playground, bathroom, trail head, or other well-traveled location.
Seek other painted rocks.
I saw a video on one of my FB groups of someone heating up rocks and then melting crayon on them. We tried this out and it was lots of fun. Just use good quality crayons.
Our daughter has been less than thrilled about being away from her friends as we take our camping vacations this summer. Our travels have been less painful with the inclusion of painted rocks. She’s really enjoyed painting and hiding rocks. We are yet to find a rock, but hopefully soon.
We will be leaving rocks at all the rest areas and campgrounds we visit on our Circle Lake Michigan trip. If you find one of our rocks, please let us know. We’d love to see a photo shared on our Facebook page or leave a comment below. If you post on social media, please use the hashtag #PaintItForward