Harry Potter Kindness Rocks
Painting these Harry Potter kindness rocks for spreading magic brought me so much joy. Painting is so joyful! I love Harry Potter and all of his friends. It’s a passion and love to do things that I know will make other happy. I am so excited about scattering these rocks around my community today. Harry’s birthday is July 31st so I am doing projects all month with the wizarding theme to celebrate.
I used Patio Paints from DecoArt to create these masterpiece Harry Potter kindness rocks because it works so great on the rough and porous surfaces AND it is great for outdoors. This post is sponsored by DecoArt but the ideas and opinions are my own. I will be sharing some rock painting tips in this post so you can create Harry Potter kindness rocks too, or any other theme that you love.
Okay, let’s paint some rocks. You will need the following supplies and materials:
- DecoArt Patio Paint
- DecoArt Galaxy Glitter (If you want to add glittery sparkle…)
- Paint Brushes
- Water Cup
- Paper Towels
- Sketched Ideas for Rocks (If Desired)
Start by painting the first color layer on the rocks. Let this dry completely (unless you are blending colors) before adding another color/element.
Add the other colors and elements to your designs, letting them dry in between.
If you want to add glitter, Galaxy Glitter creates an awesome layer of glitter. I love the way it worked for the Snitch and the Lightning Bolt.
Here are some of the Harry Potter Kindness Rocks that I created!
Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea
If you plan to paint with kids, here are some of my thoughts. Painting with kids is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things. Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.
- It helps them convey ideas and share.
- Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
- It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
- Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
- When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.
Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids
One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.
- Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
- Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
- Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
- Know the dry time of the project before starting. If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.
YAY for Rock Painting,
PS: Printables are so fun, especially magical Harry Potter ones. Grab a bunch of free ones here on the blog.