Strawberry Rocks – Tremendous Easy
These strawberries might look adequate to eat… however they’re truly rocks discovered outdoors on the bottom! We turned them into strawberries to play together with our track Picked A Strawberry. Picked A Strawberry is stuffed with faux play and one other one in every of our favourite issues – counting! These Strawberries Rocks are enjoyable to make, however in addition they make glorious counters for counting apply, and for taking part in together with the track Picked A Strawberry. Let’s make some!
Issues You’ll Want
- Rocks – we like rocks which can be flatter and formed a bit like a strawberry!
- Clearcoat or Mod Podge for a shiny protecting coating
- Craft paint – we used the colours gentle and darkish inexperienced, black, and yellow
- Acrylic paint – we used a shade known as Pyrrole Crimson
- A fast notice about acrylic paint: acrylic paint is extra saturated with pigment which permits for higher protection and a extra vibrant look. It’s the very best paint to coat rocks with!
When you’re discovered your rocks it’s time to organize them for the paint. Wash and dry them nicely so the paint sticks correctly. You may lay out a sheet of outdated newspaper to have the rocks dry on. Right here’s a professional tip! Attempt utilizing a hairdryer to hurry alongside the method. This works for drying paint, too!
Begin by portray one facet of the rocks together with your pink acrylic paint. As soon as they’re dry add a second coat. When all the rocks have dried from the second rely, flip them over and add one other two layers of paint to the opposite facet of the rock permitting drying in between layers. Now the rocks must be totally coated with the pink paint.
As soon as your rocks are dry we are able to add within the particulars of the strawberry. To make the seeds, dip the tip of a toothpick into black paint and stamp tiny oval shapes to make a sample of seeds on one facet of the rock. As soon as dry, flip the rocks over and proceed portray the sample on the opposite facet.
So as to add additional element, repeat the identical course of once more with yellow paint, making little dots on prime of the black dots with out fully protecting them.
To make the stem, use a paintbrush and paint a inexperienced stem on the highest of the strawberry beginning with a lighter inexperienced colour of paint.
As soon as the stem is dry, paint a darker shade of inexperienced on prime of the stem leaving the perimeters of the lighter inexperienced exhibiting.
As soon as every part is dry, add a last layer of clear gloss or Mod Podge to coat the rocks. It will make the rocks look shiny like juicy strawberries rising within the solar, and it’ll shield the rocks to allow them to be performed with again and again whereas nonetheless wanting stunning.
Now your rocks are able to be admired and performed with! Placed on the track Picked A Strawberry and start to play!
Place quite a few strawberry rocks right into a basket and have your baby rely them. Conceal them across the playroom to seek for and accumulate. Fake to select them off a strawberry plant and wash them. See what faux play enjoyable your little ones can provide you with utilizing these simple and exquisite DIY strawberry rocks!
For extra enjoyable with fruit try our Fruit Enjoyable Artful Play Set and the Caitie’s Classroom episode Unbelievable Fruit!