If you find yourself unloading pockets full of rocks before starting a load of laundry, that’s a pretty good sign your kids are going to love Hot Rock Crayon Art.
Hot Rock Crayon Art
Hot Rock Crayon Art is made by heating rocks in the oven and then letting crayon melt as you “draw” on the rocks. It’s the only time I ask my kids to bring rocks inside the house, instead of tossing them back out the door when they turn their heads. To make it even better turn them loose at the sink to wash the rocks. Kids will think its the best thing ever and that even before we start to add color!
Step 1: Send your kids on a rock finding mission. Flat and smooth stones work the best.
Step 2: Wash the rocks. Get the dirt off. The rocks don’t have to be pristine, but clean enough that dirt won’t interfere with the crayons.
Step 3: Place rocks on a baking sheet lined with tin foil.
Step 4: Cook for about 15 minutes at 350.
Step 5: Draw on the rocks with crayon. The crayons will melt as soon as they touch the hot rocks.
Use unwrapped crayons to draw designs and patterns onto the rocks. Watch as the designs take their own shape as the melted crayon slides around on the rock.
If you can convince the kids to let these rocks go back outside they look really cute in flower pots or fairy gardens.
For more Outdoor Art ideas check this out!