Rocks to Gems
How we did it:
- paints - metallic or pearlized
- paint brush
Straight-edged rocks work best for this--they give it a real jewel look. I can easily find rocks of this sort in my kids pockets, closets, on their bookshelves...you get the point.
We pulled out a few metallic and pearlized paints. My children were pretty excited since these are my paints.
My two-year-old was actually very good at this. He was really set on covering each rock completely.
Our gems turned out so beautifully and inspired some wonderful imaginative pirate play!