Jake and I spend a lot of time at the beach each week collecting rocks. If you follow us on Instagram you’ll see that we have a favorite spot, tower 22.
Just beyond the tower there’s an endless supply of rocks. Even as an adult I love the excitement of filling our buckets with these perfect treasures of all shapes, sizes, textures and colors.
The best part about collecting rocks is how amazing they are as a canvas. You can turn them into just about anything, even a very hungry caterpillar.
On the back you can paint everything that hungry caterpillar ate! You can even paint your rocks to look like a big tasty leaf or a beautiful butterfly. With just a little paint, you now have enchanting little rocks and a fun way to play as you and your child read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.
Here are some great tips for painting rocks to get you started:
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