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There’s a painted rock revival roaring through communities right now. Family Times didn’t want to miss out, so we’ve painted and hidden some ourselves, to brighten up the day of others. Made by AUSTEN BOOKER.

With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints, there’s no limit to what masterpiece you and your children can dream up with a paintbrush.

Rocks — small enough for little hands
Any Resene testpots, but we chose
Resene Colour Me Pink, Resene Gold Mine,
Resene Cabaret, Resene Blue Gem,
Resene Moody Blue, Resene Tory Blue,
Resene Havelock Blue, Resene Hullabaloo,
Resene Keppel, Resene Japanese Laurel,
Resene Bright Red, Resene Black,
Resene FX Fluoro paints
An assortment of Resene paint brushes


  1. Find some nice flat stones and give them a good wash and leave them to dry in the sun.
  2. Get creative with your paintbrushes!
  3. Once the rocks are dry, turn them over and put a little message on the back for the person who finds the rock.
  4. Go out with an adult to a local playground or domain and hide some rocks for other children to find! 
  5. Have fun!

Rock etiquette: if you find a rock, it’s yours! You might want to re-hide it somewhere else, or you might love it so much that you want to take it home. Either is fine, but it’s always lovely to keep circulating rocks you create, so there are always enough hidden gems out there for other children to find!

For all your DIY projects, big or small, visit your nearest Resene ColorShop. resene.co.nz/colorshops

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