Here's a great little craft activity that my kids loved — drawing with crayons on hot rocks! Yes, not recommended for little ones, but so much fun! I had my kids hold a crayon in one hand and a spoon in the other so that they'd use the spoon for turning the rock if necessary!
It's not so simple to draw anything complicated on small rocks that we had, so I'd recommend using the biggest rocks you can find and creating some really special works of art!
- rocks, with at least one flat surface preferably
- an oven or possibly some strong hot summer sun
Heat up your rocks in an oven set to say 350F or 200C. Carefully remove the hot rocks from the oven and place them in a tray of some kind that was not in the oven, at least the tray won't be hot and dangerous for the little ones! You do want the rocks to be good and hot so they'll stay hot, and an oven does the job well, but if you work quickly stones heated in the hot mid-day sun could work well too. (Let me know if you try it!) Draw simple designs on the rocks with the crayons, and enjoy, it's really so much !