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Gardening with Kids: Rock Vegetable Markers

The next installment of gardening with kids is a fun little project your kids will enjoy – relatively cheap too. I love crafts that include rocks because if you mess one up – there are plenty more where that came from! Decorate your yard with these great rock vegetable markers.

Gardening with Kids

You’ll Need

  • Large rocks
  • Permanent markers like Elmer’s Painters
  • White paint (optional)
  • Stencils and pencil (optional)


  1. Start by washing your rocks (sounds crazy, but the paint will stick better this way)
  2. Set the rocks our in the sun to dry and make sure they’re entirely dry before attempting to paint them.
  3. You can do this a couple ways: you can paint the entire rock white and then draw on your desired vegetable or you can paint it directly onto the rock.
  4. If you want to paint the rock first, paint the rock entirely white (which may take two coats)
  5. Make sure each coat is dry before re-applying the next.
  6. One the rocks are dry your kids can can either sketch your vegetables on each rock with a pencil and fill them in the marker or just let them have at it with the markers! You can also use a stencil.
  7. Once the drawings are on, write each vegetable name on the rock
  8. Now put those rocks in the yard to show them off!


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