Rockin' July 4th
Paint your own rock -- 4th of July style! Your rock will make a great table decoration, door stop, paper weight, or memento of the trip.
a large, clean, and smooth stone
red, white, and blue tempera paint
varnish or other glossy finish (not required)
Begin by using your pencil to sketch out the flag. Make a square in the upper left for stars and paint that blue. While you let that paint dry, paint all the rest of your rock white.
Let the paint dry. Next, use your pencil to lightly draw stripes in the white paint (if you can, fit all 13 stripes. Hint: the top and bottom stripes should be red.) You might consider using a pencil or straight stick as a guide to help you make the lines. Paint in the red stripes.
Paint some white stars on the blue area. In the real US flag there are 50 white stars that represent the 50 U.S. states, but you might consider having fewer, especially if your stone is on the small side. If you'd like a shiny finish, coat with an acrylic varnish after the paint has dried completely.