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DIY: How to Make Alphabet Rocks

DIY: Rock Your AlphabetThis alphabet rocks project is so entertaining!  And, a great summer-time craft.  It’s a fun way to teach a toddler their letters in a bright, whimsical approach. 

Or a great challenge for older kids to find how many words they can make using the entire alphabet.  My boys sure loved it!

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

MATERIALS

  • 26 Smooth rocks
  • Various acrylic paint colors
  • Paint brushes
  • Sharpie
  • Clear Satin Glaze

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

 

Begin by washing and drying the rocks to remove any dirt

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

I picked out my rock shapes and assembled them in order before I started to make sure I was getting the right shaped rock for the shape of the letter.

Using your first paint color, begin painting the first letter. 

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

For a whimsical look, I added white polka dots around each letter.

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

After the paint has dried, outline each letter with the sharpie

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

Add detail to the dots, by adding a black dot to each polka dot!

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

Spray with glaze.  Once dry, turn over and spray the back of the rock too

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

Continue with all the other letters

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

Let your kids have fun!

 

DIY: Rock Your Alphabet

And spell something nice.