Introduction: Rock Painting

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Acrylic Paint*
Jar or Cup
*OR markers or sharpies


Paint brush*
*OR old makeup brush or Q-tip
**Try a plate, tin foil, cardboard, magazine, or wax paper

Step 1:

Paint a base color on the rock.

Step 2:

Dip end of paintbrush in paint.

Step 3:

Dot the paint on the rock, creating a pattern. Clean end of paintbrush with water in between color changes.

Step 4:

Create any design!

Step 5: Experiment!