ROCK ART- adult help required

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Things you'll need for this activity

  • Rocks

  • Colander

  • Coloured crayons

  • Placemat/ cloth

  • Baking tray

  • Aluminium Foil

  • Access to oven 


What you'll learn in this activity 

Ages: 7- 12 years

Purpose: Explore nature by collecting rocks and creating beautiful art piece! These Rock art can be used to tell a story, counting, sorting and creating fun games.

Let's play!

  1. Adult help and supervision is needed.

  2. Collect rocks, wash and dry them.

  3. Spread clean rocks onto a foil - lined cookie tray and put them in the oven at 180’c to heat up.

  4. Once rocks are hot, transfer them onto a protected surface.

  5. Choose your crayon and place it on the rock. The crayon melts over the surface of the hot rocks and creates a smooth, vibrant, colourful coating that hardens into a waxy shell.

  6. Design swirls, dots, stripes or anything else.

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Let's talk

Qs -  What is making the crayon melt? What does the oven do to the rocks?

Extension - Make a Rock Mandala to enhance creativity, play Tic Tac Toe, build tall towers or hide them in your garden for others to find.

 We'd love to see your creations and home based play! Share with us on Facebook at @yrfamilies #YarraRangesPlay

You can contact the YRC Family & Children’s Services team on 1300 368 333 or by email at

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