32 responses to “hot rocks! painting with wax on rocks”

  1. Kath

    Oh I just LOVE this idea! Thank you for sharing it! We’re coming up to winter on our side of the world, and this will be a brilliant activity for me and the kids to get in to. I’ve got a stash of crayons which I’d put away because they were a bit too hard to draw with when the kids were little, and they will be perfect for this craft. Hooray! Thanks again.

  2. Regina

    What a neat idea! I know that my girls would love to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Julie

    What a fun project! Thanks for sharing:)

  4. melissa

    i just stumbled over here from simple mom and i’m super excited! my little girl is sitting with me while i look over your posts. she is SO excited about the crayon/hot rocks project!! i’ll totally be a daily reader!

  5. Becky at Fakin It

    Hello from another Ohio blogger. My kids love to do this to and we also like to color our Easter eggs this way. I love the lizard looking rock. We normally just have smudges and blobs oozed together on ours. Have a great week and keep warm.

  6. laura@art4littlehands

    that is such a great idea!

  7. Kyle Sadleer

    This is such a creative idea. I have never seen this before! Thanks so much for sharing – my girls and boy will really enjoy this activity!

  8. Rebecca--bending birches

    oh, I’m lovin’ it!

  9. Luisa

    This awesome. I’ll have to try this with my kids.

  10. Janee Lookerse

    Hi Again!

    I did this fun little activity with the little guy I nanny for, and we had a great time! I posted about it today here: http://yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com/2011/03/ranunculus-and-rocks.html

    Thanks again for the idea!

  11. Janee Lookerse

    This is a great idea!!!!! I’m totally going to do this with my little charge tomorrow! Thanks for the idea :)


  12. Kollene Carlsson

    what a fantastic fun idea!

  13. Ag ambroult

    Wow! This is really cool. So easy, with things i already hace in the house (…and Yes, i have lots of rocks in my house)

    You are full of great ideas, Lisa. Thanks for always sharing them.

  14. Rachel

    That looks like so much fun! I want to do this! I’ll be linking as well.

  15. Valarie

    This is so cool. We’re heading up to the cabin for spring break and this will most definately be one of our crafts.

  16. Robin

    So, where did you get the rocks from Lisa?

  17. molly

    what a grand idea! we had all sorts of fun last week with an old thrifted hot plate (remember those trays, for buffets?!), paper, and old crayons — the heat transfers through the paper, and the crayons melt on impact. Washed out old crayons suddenly get jolted into majestic brightness. And yes, it is more like painting.

    I’m thinking pet rocks may be in our future…

  18. Kerri

    Love this!! Very creative and fun! Kerri

  19. Stephanie

    ooh, wonderful idea!
    hot stones is brilliant.
    Madd would love this!

  20. Cheryl

    Well we’ve painted stones and melted crayons, but never combined the two. I have the perfect stones at hand and a basket of crayons. Now all I need is a rainy day. Just not too soon, please! Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Rashmie Jaaju

    What a fun idea! I have to try this with my daughter. She’s five so I will take your advice and work with her on this rather than let her be. And, the stones – they are hard to find here in Delhi, for creeks are an alien sight here :(

  22. Melissa

    What a fun idea! We’ll have to do this tomorrow, the girls have their cousin over spending the night, so it will be perfect on this rainy weekend. Thanks!

  23. Mandy

    I was going to ask where we can find smooth rocks… but I see. The creek. :)

  24. Becca

    looks like so much fun. We’ll have to try it.

  25. Lacey

    oh I LOVE this project! Now we’ll have to find a creek for some of these smooth rocks. Most the ones around here aren’t smooth–maybe it’d still work?

  26. Anna

    What a fun idea! Afterward the girls should give mom a hot stone massage.

  27. Lisa Crowe

    what a fun project! i love how they turned out!
    have a great weekend

  28. mandi@herbanhomestead

    Wow. This is cool. We’re doing it!

  29. melissa

    I’ve always loved the idea of this craft. It’s a shame that we don’t have nice rocks around here. Just sandstone and limestone. :/