Tuesday, September 21, 2010

~a fun project to do with the kids~

A few days back while it was pouring down rain outside,
the kids and I decided to do a little project.
I got the idea from Pottery Barn where they sell a set of 4 chalkboard rocks for $16.00!
OK, seriously, this project was super easy and FREE! First we gathered rocks from around the yard, this was the fun part for the kids.
Then Cody washed them off inside in the bathroom sink
{which plugged it up with dirt so I recommend doing this part outdoors with the hose!}
Then, instead of using chalkboard paint, we used what we had on hand.

Here is what you will need for this rainy day project:
1} rocks
2} black paint
3} yellow paint, or any other color of your choice
4} paintbrush
5} lots of newspaper

The kids painted all the rocks and we set them by the fire to dry quickly.

I painted on the words the kids gave me, in this case, spooky words.

While I did this part the kids painted other rocks to look like pumpkins.

So, there you have it.

Not too fancy, definitely not Pottery Barn, but fun to make!

xoxo


25 comments:

Little Leslie said...

What a cute idea, for any holiday. I just bought some magnetic primer and chalkboard paint. I have a 1940's kitchen table and chairs, and want to paint it with the tow paints I bought. Then kids can draw on the table and chairs with chalk, and even put magnets on, because of the magnetic paint. I got both paints at Lowe's in the spray paint section.

Simply LKJ said...

Very cute. I too thought the PB version could be recreated for a fraction of the cost.

Miss Sew & So said...

lovely....kiddos will love this for the weekend...

melissa x

All That Jazz said...

Cool idea! They'd look great white with black lettering, too. And you seriously have the coolest handwriting ever! You should be a font designer (if there is such a thing....) ;-)
~michelle~

NanaDiana said...

What a cute idea! It is so much fun to copy something you see for pennies on the dollar! I think the chalkboard paint would be very cool too! Would make a fun little paperweight for a teacher's desk~ Hugs- Diana

Jeannine said...

Very cute idea. And your lettering is so perfect.

Jen said...

What a fun craft!

Tammy said...

These are fun aren't they? I saw the pic @ PB too and just did a few with my Grand Daughter..we did the chalkboard paint-she's only 2 so she loves using all her cool colored chalk to color the rocks!!
Have a great day!
Tammy :-)

cityfarmer said...

you should write a book ... I've heard it's not that hard


you're the best momm-y

sharon said...

I love this sort of project that's quick, spectacular and inexpensive to do.
I'm seriously impressed with your letters!
Sharon
My French Counry Home

Modern Country Style said...

What a great idea! And this could be adapted to anything really. 'Love, peace and joy' at
Christmas?

Chrissy said...

Great idea,very Country Living or Country Home like....love it!

Pam said...

Super cute!! I love PB inspiration... and your handwriting... awesome.

becki said...

Loved your take on the PB rocks.

Kristen said...

This Rocks! :)

Patti said...

i love how these turned out. loving the PB stuff for halloween, but no the prices. yours turned out so much better, anyway. love the fonts you used. did you do them freehand? impressive.

Brandi said...

If I only had your handwriting! ;-) They look awesome! Yours look even better than PB!

Kate from Party Resources said...

I just found your blog. Fabulous! I am added it to my bookmarks.

Best,
Kate

www.partyresources.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

What a fabulous idea! I could do that with my grands, we will have FUN.
Thanks, Cindy

Peggy said...

I love that idea. I saw that at a wedding once. The guest were to write their name on one of the stones provided.

Shelby said...

I saw those in their catalog today and seriously laughed out loud at the outrageous price! If people are really spending that much on rocks, I need to start selling! Way to turn it into a cute craft :)

Reinspire said...

Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!
Lisa

Crystelle said...

sooooooo fun!

I need to make some of these!!!!!
With my kids of course!!!!

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