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Pokemon Painted Rocks – Summer Kid Craft Project

Pokemon Painted Rocks – Summer Kid Craft Project

This post originally appeared in Design Dazzle’s Summer Camp series.

I remember well last summer when the new Pokemon Go game came out. There was much pestering from the kids to download the game and go tromping through the parks catching little electronic critters with strange names. As a side note, it was pretty awesome seeing everyone outside in the fresh air interacting and doing a ton of walking.

This year’s trend is even more exciting. There’s a love spreading group called The Kindness Rocks Project, and if you haven’t looked it up, you totally should.

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

In short, people are painting some really beautiful pieces of art on the very small canvas of a rock then hiding them in their local areas. People of all ages hunt (or just stumble on) these rocks and it’s meant to spread a little happiness. I’ve seen some really gorgeous pieces and lots that you could tell the kids had had themselves a really great afternoon with their paints!

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

Part of the fun is re-hiding the rocks so others can enjoy them as well. You don’t keep them, you put them back out to the world for someone else to find and feel a little joy. All are marked with their locale’s hashtag on the back so you can see where they came from. These particular Pokemon painted rocks got spread through the state of Michigan while my kids were on vacation.

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

Much like with Pokemon Go, people are getting out to their public spaces in large numbers looking for these rocks and enjoying the outside. Kids are looking for these little masterpieces without being glued to a screen. Add to that, there is family time spent at home creating their own little painted rock treasures — it’s an incredible activity to participate in this summer and a lesson in giving and kindness.

Making Pokemon Painted Rocks

While much of the world’s interest in Pokemon has waned, I can report that the Pikachu love is still strong in my home. And judging by the visits to my Pokemon Birthday Party and Pokemon Party Games, I am really really not the only one still dealing with a mess of Pokemon cards.

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

If you want to paint a few Pokemon-themed rocks, I’ve got some advice on how to to do that in a way the kids can pull off. In fact, the kids painted everything you see in these photos! Here’s what you’ll need…

Materials:

  • Rocks with a flat side
  • Paint
  • Sharpies
  • Sealant

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

Pokemon Ball Rock

You’ll need to put a good solid white circle on this one first!

Take your Sharpie and draw on a circle in the middle of the rock.

Now take care to paint half the rock red around your circle as shown above. You can also use a red sharpie to color in!

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

After the paint or sharpie dried, draw in a black band across the middle (but not through the white circle!) and outline the inner white circle.

You’ll want to seal up the rocks so they weather well after being placed outside. Don’t want all that hard work to wash off too quickly!

Pikachu Rock

Paint solid yellow and let dry completely before you go on.

Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year. Talking all about the new hit summer trend called "The Kindness Rocks Project". It's the perfect summer camp project for this year.

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Ivory

Friday 11th of August 2017

So cute. I love them, and my son will to. Thanks for sharing.

Paula Biggs

Friday 11th of August 2017

You are very welcome!

Jodie

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Very Cute! Our community has been filled with kids painting rocks called 'kindness rocks' and they are being left around our local towns - everyone has had a blast in the community finding them, posting about them & making them.

I would LOVE if you'd share your pokemon rocks at my first EVER Reader Tip Tuesday. https://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/01/reader-tip-tuesday-along-new-food-craft-party/

Hope to see you there & keep up the creativity!

Tenessa

Friday 21st of July 2017

Great post. We love rock painting!!!

Paula Biggs

Saturday 22nd of July 2017

Always happy to inspire!