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Fruit Painted Rocks #craft #kidsinthekitchen

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Don’t we all have pretty bowls and vases on our kitchen table filled with fruit, flowers and other lovely centerpieces. On our tables I have a bowl of fresh produce and on the other table I have a tray filled with junk. I’m talking about coupons, sunglasses, notebooks, beads and business cards. It’s the catchall for the room.

I gave Sabreena and Shae a task to make something pretty for the table.  They hunted under our deck for very specific shaped river rocks and made a this bowl of fruit.

Fruit Painted Rocks

The first thing they had to do was wash all the dirt off of the rocks and set them aside to dry. A couple minutes in the sun is all it took.

river rocks

The girls brought out all of the acrylic paints plus some kid friendly washable poster paints, tons of brushes and protection for my table. They wrote down lists of all the fruits and veggies they thought they could paint and started mixing colors.

Shae went for her favorite fruits first, strawberries and blueberries. Sabreena went for more elaborate designs like corn an squash. Hours and hours went by and they were still sitting there painting rocks to resemble something completely new and beautiful.

Painting Rocks-Corn #kidsinthekitchen

painting rocks #kidsinthekitchen

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  1. Your fruit rocks turned out beautifully! Love the colors!

  2. Those are awesome! I’m so impressed with their creativity and painting abilities!

  3. Cute rocks!
    We painted some to look like strawberries to keep the birds off our real strawberries earlier this summer — and it worked!

    Thanks for the link up!

  4. hey! those rocks are adorable! i’d never guess i would call a rock adorable but these are 🙂 thanks for the party too 🙂

  5. My DD & I LOVE your painted rock idea! She’s ready to start making them NOW : )

    Thanks for dropping by my blog to visit!

  6. Those are so cute!

  7. Very fun! You’ve got creative kids! I am featuring this on iGameMom – thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library. http://igamemom.com/2013/08/07/fun-activities-with-colors-moms-library/

  8. These are cute and unique! Thank yo for sharing on Mom’s Library; I’ll also be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures 😉

  9. Those are SO cute and would make great garden markers, too!

  10. That’s pretty amazing and inspirational. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool. It will be one of my featured posts this coming Monday 🙂


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