With a few simple materials and bit of imagination, these Treasure Rocks can provide hours of entertainment for your child.
- River rocks or stones you collect (these were purchased from a dollar store)
- Paint (acrylic)
- Embellishments (glitter, sequins, etc)
- Craft glue
Painting your rocks is messy, sensory fun.
Hint : keep a damp cloth next to you to quickly and easily wipe paint from fingers
After painting we used a wire rack to let them dry. If you’re using glitter to decorate some of the stones, add it while the paint is still wet and it will dry on.
Once the paint is dry you can add further details to make them extra special. Talk about different types of patterns and contrasting colours.
Adding small items like sequins is great for practicing fine motor skills but will come off if treated roughly.
Note: Small children should only use them with supervision.
Allow your treasure rocks to dry again and then they are good to go!
What you do with them next is up to you. We’ve decided to make a treasure chest to put them in!
Use Treasure Rocks
- For story telling
- As Pirate treasure
- For counting/sequencing
- In a fairy garden
- Inside pot plants
And whatever else you can think of…