Rocks to Gems

Rocks to Gems

My children have been into pirates lately and seem to always be discovering treasures. Since we have more rock collections in this house than we can count, I thought it would be fun to turn a few into some real treasures!

Ages:
2 - 8
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. rocks
  2. paints - metallic or pearlized
  3. paint brush
  1. 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.

  2. We pulled out a few metallic and pearlized paints. My children were pretty excited since these are my paints.

  3. My two-year-old was actually very good at this. He was really set on covering each rock completely.

  4. Our gems turned out so beautifully and inspired some wonderful imaginative pirate play!