St. Patty's Day Rocks!

Craft a whimsical treasure hunt for the garden.

A fun treasure hunt awaits in the garden with these sham"rocks." 

A fun treasure hunt awaits in the garden with these sham"rocks." 

Crafting a treasure hunt for the kids in the garden is an easy way to get them outdoors and exploring. A few of these magical, painted rocks make for fun and easy treasures. These sham"rocks" are simple to create and they make a wonderful family project and small gifts for children's friends. Here are the supplies you need to get started: 

Supplies:

  • Newspaper
  • Small, flat rocks
  • Green paint
  • Gold paint or liquid gilding paint
  • Small paintbrushes

Take a peek at the photo gallery below for more directions on how to create these sham"rocks:"

Painted Rocks How-To

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Sham"rocks"

A fun easy family craft for St. Patrick's Day.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Get Painting

Paint each rock green. Allow the rocks to dry completely, then flip them over and paint the backs.

Make the Shamrock

With gold paint, start with two adjacent circles and then add another circle on the top and one on the bottom. Be sure all four circles are joined together and then add a stem.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Hide and Seek

Once your painted stones are completely dry, bring them outside and hide them throughout the garden.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

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