July 07, 2011


in order to keep the boys less bored during the summer
i'm trying to come up with ideas to do every day.
thursdays are craft day.

i got this idea from the lovely ladies at eighteen25.
they call it:

hot rocks.
 remember that special day away hubby and i had?
well, while we were sitting down by the river
we walked around and picked up a bucket full of flat river rocks.
 take the rocks and place them on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil.
bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
 take a handful of crayons and peel the paper off of them.
they become your "paint/brushes"
 this probably isn't the best craft for littles
as the rocks are very hot and you need to be careful not to touch them.
 pull the rocks out of the oven
set them on a towel
and paint away!
 the crayon melts right onto the rock
as if you were paiting it...
only without the mess!
 with a spatula, i placed the rocks on a cool
baking sheet with aluminum and brought them
 back int othe house to cool off.
 they turned out super cute.
the colors are vibrant.
and the boys enjoyed it!
no mess + free craft = happy mommy!
craft thursday..
epic success!

1 comment:

  1. Love this craft idea! The colors did come out super-vibrant. Thanks for sharing. I always love your photos, too ;-)