By Small Talk Speech Pathology

Friday, 27 January 2012

Painting With Wax on Rocks - Ideas for Outside Play

This post come  from the wonderful blog
pop over and take a look at the other wonderful outside play ideas they have.

smooth rocks
cookie sheet
crayons (wrappers peeled off)
hot pad holders
a heat resistant cover for the table


1. Gather the smoothest rocks you can find and give them a good bath.
2. Put clean rocks on the cookie sheet and put in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. I’ve seen people put aluminum foil on the bottom of the cookie sheet, but this isn’t really necessary.

3. Peel crayons while you wait for the rocks to get hot.

4. Using a hot pad holder- CAREFULLY (HOT), place the rock on a heat resistant surface. Note- wax paper isn’t the best choice for this project.

5. Start melting the crayons on the rocks. It’s so pretty to watch the wax melt all over the rock. It’s more like painting with wax than coloring.
6. I kept the rocks waiting to be ”painted” in the hot oven to keep them hot while the girls worked on individual ones.
Warning- best for children 7 and up. Be careful of burning  fingers on the hot wax as well as the actual hot rock.

happy painting,


  1. The day after we transited the Panama Canal, Susie and I went on an excursion that took us onto Gatun Lake in a small tree nursery

  2. We came right up the shore lines, wildly overgrown with tropical forest. Trees For Sale