Summer isn’t over yet – there’s still lots of time to paint these cute beach-goer rocks! This project was inspired by artist Peter Pink’s sunbathing potatoes installation – isn’t it so fun? We’ve had painted rocks on the brain these days so when we saw those cute potatoes, these DIY painted beach rocks were born.
This is a super fun little surprise to set up on the beach to surprise your family and friends with! You could even make a mini paper banner with a custom message on it (“Happy birthday!”, “You rock!”, “Hooray for vacation!”) and stick that into the sand with the rocks too.
If needed, wash your rocks and let dry completely. Now let the painting begin! We used Folk Art Outdoor Acrylic Paint so that our rocks can stay outside and stay intact. Start by painting sunglasses shapes onto the rocks. Have fun and try different shapes! Let dry.
Use black paint to fill in the sunglasses. Let dry. If you want to give your rocks an extra layer of protection and a glossy finish, apply a coat of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer.
Use your largest rock as the guide and cut felt into mini rectangles to look like beach towels.
Once you get to the beach, lay out the felt and put a rock on each one. Pop up the paper umbrellas and stick into the sand. Leave as a fun surprise for your kids or friends, but don’t forget to clean everything up before you leave the beach!