College can be the best time of your life, but let’s face it, it can also be a little stressful! Between balancing school, work, and making new friends; kind words can help you make it through the day with a smile! Show your college roomies, sorority sisters, or even your work colleagues how much you care with these DIY Roomie Rocks!
What you'll need:
- Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers: Fashion Colors
- Sharpie Water-based Extra Fine Point Marker: White
- A few river rocks (the rounder and flatter, the better!)
- Damp Paper Towel
- Wax Paper
STEP 1: Rinse off you rocks to rid them from any dirt and debris. Depending on where you are getting your rocks, you may want to give them a good scrub too!
STEP 2: Once your surface is nice and clean, start writing phrases on each rock using the water-based fine point white pen. The reason I chose this paint pen is because if you make a mistake (which you most likely will due to the uneven surface of rocks), you can easily erase with a damp cloth and start again!
Some rocks will take paint easier than others so it’s always a good idea to test the pen on the back of your rock. For my first rock, I chose to write, “A unicorn made me do it” because sometimes you just need a good excuse in your back pocket and who doesn't like unicorns?!
STEP 3: Next, once you have your phrase down, start doodling on the rock to embellish it with the other colors! I embellished mine with a colorful rainbow and went back to add color to some of my phrase to make it pop! Have fun and get creative with this step!
STEP 4: Once you’re done doodling, let the rock dry for a few minutes. The paint markers really do dry quick! TIP: these rocks are meant for indoor use but if you ever plan on painting rocks for outdoor use, it’s always a good idea to add a sealer to protect the artwork.
STEP 5: Continue to write phrases on your rocks and embellish with color until you have a nice set of lovely rocks that you can hide around your dorm room and surprise your roomie!
These rocks were inspired by the kindness rock project. You can learn more about this inspirational movement at http://thekindnessrocksproject.com. If you choose to participate, make sure to hashtag your creations with #THEKINDNESSROCKSPROJECT.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to create DIY Roomie Rocks! Feel free to share with a friend who wants to join the rock painting craze!
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