So, since this COVID 19 virus is ravaging the world a movement has grown called the red ribbon of hope. The premise is that you tie a red ribbon on a tree (the tree goes through stages and then come back) to show solidarity. Many people have started to get in on this and are tying red ribbons around trees.
But what if you don’t have a tree? Well, then, why not paint a tree with a red ribbon on a rock! You may already have the supplies since all your need is some paint, brushes and a rock! It’s easy and if you follow the simple steps you can join in the movement with your oven red ribbon of hope.
Get the kids involved. This is a great family activity with kids.
How to paint a red ribbon of hope on a rock
Acrylic paint in brown, black, beige, green, and red
First, draw a tree shape onto the rock surface. Then, using the flat brush and brown acrylic paint. While the paint is still wet blend in some black paint on the sides of the tree branches to shade.
Next, Dab on some green at the top areas of your tree. Now using the thin liner brush add some small branches up into the green parts of the tree. Dab some beige paint on the leaves and branches to show added dimension. Now, let the tree dry completely.
After the tree is dry, use red paint to paint a red bow. Line with black pain, then highlight with the beige paint.
Enjoy your red ribbon of hope and remember we are all in this together! Stay safe.