'Rock-out' Your Garden DIY

Here in Kansas, skies are still a bit gray and snow is still falling, BUT we are dreaming of Spring and planting our gardens very soon! When Annie's sent me a garden starter kit, I knew a kid-friendly DIY was a must. Annie's is a brand you've probably seen in stores (they make those DELISH cheddar bunnies), but did you know they are passionate about educating kids about where food ACTUALLY comes from? Your average child would probably tell you food comes from 'the store', but a great way to teach them about farms and growing plants is to try out a garden this spring. A fun way to get your kiddos excited about what to plant is by making these easy 'garden markers'. So, if you are still hiding inside from the cold but are ready for Spring, this is the DIY for you!

Supplies:

  • Medium/large smooth rocks
  • Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Notepad
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Modpodge

Start this DIY by washing your rocks with warm water and a scrub brush to remove any dust and dirt. While those dry, select what colors of paint you want to coordinate with the seeds you will be planting. I chose to mix up colors to get just the right look. This is also a great chance to teach your kids about color mixing!
Paint 2 coats on the rocks, allowing them to dry completely inbetween each coat.

Next have you or your child sketch out a picture of the fruit/veggie/flower to practice before drawing it on the rock. When you have a sketch you are happy with, draw it on the rock with pencil then outline with Sharpie.

Lastly, coate the rocks in Modpodge to protect them from moisture in the garden. Let them dry, and you are all set!

I'm so excited to transplant these seedlings into my garden here in a few weeks and use these fun garden markers!

Thank you SO much Annie's for getting us all excited about gardening and eating REAL food this summer from our own backyard! Be sure to check out their yummy products found at your local grocery store!

 

All final photos by the amazing Cynthia of Sweet Pea Photography!

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