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Rocks to Gems

Rocks to Gems
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 8y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Melissa Allen
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My children have been into pirates lately and seem to always be discovering treasures. Since we have more rock collections in this house than we can count, I thought it would be fun to turn a few into some real treasures!

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How We Did It

Rocks to Gems

Straight-edged rocks work best for this--they give it a real jewel look. I can easily find rocks of this sort in my kids pockets, closets, on their get the point.

Rocks to Gems

We pulled out a few metallic and pearlized paints. My children were pretty excited since these are my paints.

Rocks to Gems
My two-year-old was actually very good at this. He was really set on covering each rock completely.
Rocks to Gems

Our gems turned out so beautifully and inspired some wonderful imaginative pirate play!


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I have some real gems, but this will be a "pirate perfect" addition

posted by: Sensai on 7.7.2013

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