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Vic Rocks

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by Renee Ferris (subscribe)
I write as a hobby and I enjoy detailing my experiences for others to read.
Published August 5th 2018
Rock and Roll
A super fun trend has been happening all over Victoria (and other states too) for children and adults to do together, which doesn't cost a lot of money, gets you outdoors and being creative.

Vic Rocks, Finding Rocks, rock and roll, fun for kids
This rock was found at the Mclelland Sculpture Park

This craze is Vic Rocks and on the weekend my cousin and I participated around our town. We had the best time, so I would like to share it with everyone on how to get into it.

First of all, you will need to buy a bag of rocks, these can be purchased from garden shops, Bunnings, or loose change shops.
I chose to buy a 10kg bag of garden rocks at my local Bunnings for $8.

Next, you will need to set up a painting/drawing space. Lay out some newspapers, put some smocks on and let your creative juices flow.
You can draw on your rocks with permanent markers or paint them with acrylic paints.

We decided to use markers because I thought it would come out better.

You can draw or paint anything you like on your rocks as long as it is appropriate and not offensive. We drew smiley faces, animals, cool patterns, and positive quotes like "be kind" and "smiles are free, so give them away" on ours.

Next, you need to flip your rock over and draw the Facebook logo and write "Vic Rocks, post a picture and rehide". You may even want to include your postcode on the rock so others can see where it originated from.

After this, you will need to seal your rocks with spray sealer which can also be purchased from Bunnings or other stores that sell hardware items. Lightly spray the rocks on each side and let them sit for 5 minutes, then give them another spray. This allows the rock to keep the beautiful markings you have created and it won't get ruined in the rain.

Once this is done, you may go out with your rocks and hide them around your town for other people to stumble across. Popular places to hide rocks are in parks, tourist spots, playgrounds and reserves.

Vic Rocks, Finding Rocks, fun for kids
These rocks were discovered in Langwarrin

You can also go out and look for rocks that other people have drawn on and then post on the Facebook group your rock finds. It is so exciting finding other people's rocks and then finding out when others have found yours.

It's important to make sure that kids hide rocks in places that are not dangerous. The best places are in tree branches, bushes or with other regular rocks.

Join this Facebook group so you can see where others are rock dropping!

This craze is so much fun and children absolutely love it, so why not add this activity to your next fun thing to do on the weekend.
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Why? Creative and a lot of fun
Where: Around your neighbourhood
Cost: Average cost about $30 for rocks, sealer, and paints/markers
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