If you got your rocks from outside, wash and dry them first.
Use large paintbrush to paint rocks with a coat of white paint and allow to dry.
Use large paintbrush to paint rocks with yellow paint. Let dry. Add another coat if needed.
Use a small paintbrush or a paint pen to add orange triangles for the beaks.
Either using a scruffy old paintbrush with short stiff bristles, OR a small wadded up piece of paper towel or sponge, dip into pink paint. Dab the applicator onto another piece of paper towel over and over until the paint on the applicator is pretty much dry. Then dab the pink onto the rock on either side of the triangle to create rosy cheeks.
Use the handle end of your paintbrush dipped in white paint to dot on the white circles for the eyes, just above and touching the top of the orange triangle beak. Let them dry.
Cut the pointed end off of a toothpick. Dip the toothpick into black paint and dot onto the white circle.
Use black fine point marker to add eyebrows.
Expert Tips & FAQs
For a group setting, remember to factor in dry time. Offer alternate play time or a snack while paint is drying.
Use old oversized t-shirts for smocks.
Kids can use foam applicators instead of paintbrushes if it's easier.
Keep costs down by hunting for smooth rocks out in your yard or at the park.
If you will be placing your rocks outside I recommend a brand of paint called Patio Paint. Or you can use regular acrylic paint and paint them with a coat or two of Patio Paint outdoor sealer.
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