THE ROCKS! – The painted rocks explained and inspirations.

Hitchin Rocks


This morning, I blogged about out little adventure on HOW WE ROCKED OUR HITCHIN ‘ROCKS’“. But I really feels I could used some more inspiration on these. I want to hear other people’s story of their findings and how they have inspires other to do the same. Plus I also wanted to know the know-how on how to paint these properly and what kind of paint / pens they used to paint these so creatively. I want to know.

So I’ve asked my fellow bloggers for some ideas on this. To my surprised, there were so many out there around the country doing – The Rocks – already, and it’s a craze!


Let’s hear about their stories:-

THE ROCKS! - The painted rocks explained.

Image from Twinderelmo



Beth: “Shropshire Rocks – The Summer Craze” – talks about the history of the game. How and where it all began. Amazing find! A very interesting read. – from Twinderelmo


Kaye: “Of painted rocks and Summer walks” – talks about their adventures in the woods and finding these rocks. Sometimes this make those simple walks all the more beautiful! – from Hello Archie


Katie: “Rock Hunting: Nature’s Answer To Pokemon Go! #30DaysWild”. I absolutely agree with this. I was never into Pokemon Go as they takes up too much of my phone memory space, so this was perfect! Katie showed us her version of rock painting too. – from Living Life Our Way.


Decorating Ideas

THE ROCKS! - The painted rocks explained.

Image from Life In the Mum’s Lane.

Emma: “Rock Decorating Ideas”, share with us their cool creations. They are so fun and funky stones! – from Life In the Mum’s Lane.


Sarah: “STORY STONES”, – these fun and funky stones are turned it into help children create story tellings. This sound like fun. – The Real Lara Shoe


Jenny: “SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS – PAINTED ROCKS”. Jenny is clearly an expert in this area as she has 9 other posts about painted rocks! But the one which I think is most useful is “What equipment do you need to decorate painted rocks?”from The Gingerbread House.


Hayley: “OUR GUIDE TO ROCK HUNTING” – has a useful piece of information which also has a “GUIDE TO CREATING YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL ROCKS” too. – from Very Mummy


Animals creatures features:

If you are into animals such as: spider, ladybird, bumble Bee, mouse, hedgehog, and caterpillar, then the following bloggers can help you with their version of how-to:

THE ROCKS! - The painted rocks explained.

Image from Daisies and Pie.




Kerry: “Painting Pebble Critters” – from Blissful Domestication


Helena – How to Make Colourful Lady Bugs– from The Queen of Collage


Kelly-Anne: “MARDLES ROCKS!!!” – has taken a step further and turning the decorated creatures, using the FREE Mardles app into 3D Live forms! This is pretty awesome don’t you think?! – Mimi Rose and Me

THE ROCKS! - The painted rocks explained.


Community Involvement:

Emma: “KINDNESS ROCKS IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY: GET INVOLVED”. Emma talks about how they found a painted rock with a hand message written on it, which made them smile. They also have a “How to make the kindness rocks”. – from Mums Savvy Savings

THE ROCKS! - The painted rocks explained.

Image from Mums Savvy Savings


Safety Guides:

Rachael: 20 SAFE PLACES FOR CHILDREN TO HIDE PAINTED ROCKS”. Last but not least, a useful guide. Some the of places I haven’t even thought of! – from Lukeosaurus and Me.



And that is it! Do you have a ‘Rock’ community near where you live too? Do let me know in the comment below. I’d love to hear your story too.


Su x

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Su blogs at Ethan & Evelyn. Ethan (7) & Evelyn (4) are her children. Her blog was originally an online diary but quickly transformed. She blogs about their life adventures of her experiences of motherhood, lifestyle, food, crafts, and travel. Her blog was awarded the Coupon Machine Travel Blog Top100 (#37) in 2016. The #MadBlogAwards 2016 Nominated for Best Craft Blog, Best Family Travel Blog, and Best Preschool Blog. She is a now a Freelance Writer, a Photographer, Co-creator of #ExplorerKids IG community. Host of #FabFridayPost and #ExplorerKids Linkys. And a Kids Yoga Teacher too! Connect with her on Twitter & Instagram @ethannevelyn

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  1. Mother of 3
    17/06/2018 / 1:41 pm

    Great round up with lots of ideas and information. pinned.

    • 25/06/2018 / 11:54 pm

      Yeay! I know! I had no idea there were so many different ways out there. Mind blowing!

  2. 19/06/2018 / 3:26 pm

    What a lovely thing to do. I love these ideas so much. I have done some rock colouring at my friends house.

    • 25/06/2018 / 11:55 pm

      It’s so much fun! We are loving it at this house and we have just picked up some more from Birmingham too! 🙂

  3. 22/06/2018 / 3:41 pm

    Rock coloring is a fun activity for kids and adults. My boys used to do this a lot when they were younger.


    • 25/06/2018 / 11:57 pm

      I hope my kids can carry this on until they are old! lol! 🙂 x

  4. 22/06/2018 / 8:20 pm

    Such a cute idea and it’s a great way to get the kids outside as well X #fabfridaypost

  5. 22/06/2018 / 8:21 pm

    Such a cute idea and it’s a great way to get the kids outside as well X #fabfridaypost

  6. 23/06/2018 / 9:20 pm

    Painting rocks is all the rage up here too #FabFridayPost

    • 25/06/2018 / 11:59 pm

      I’m so impressed that it is such a big thing right now. It so much more fun than Pokemon. I never got into that Pokemon thingy. lol! x

  7. 25/06/2018 / 8:43 pm

    We love this project and have done them for the past two summers! It is such a nice way to leave a little love and creativity around. How can one not smile when they spot them. You know, we may just have to do this again this summer too! Thank you, Su, for the lovely reminder. #FabFridayPost xoxo

    • 26/06/2018 / 12:03 am

      Oh Wow! Even before the UK! I’m so impressed. It is isn’t it. The kids get so excited painting them and hiding them, and then once the stones are moved they get even more excited! lol! It’s so lovely. I’d love to see your stones painting too Lisa. xxx

  8. 26/06/2018 / 9:27 am

    i love that idea … we did this last weekend at our little midsummer …

  9. 26/06/2018 / 11:28 pm

    We do have a rock community here too in my little coastal town! There’s a FB page for sharing the ones you spot! It’s such a fun idea, loved reading these!

  10. 28/06/2018 / 11:01 pm

    So pretty and love the meanings too. #FabFridayPost

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