The rocks took a bath and I dried them off in an old tea towel while prepping a palette for Toddler Girl. I used poster paints and found a variety of old paintbrushes for her.
Some of the rocks got a lot of attention, and some just got a few dots. I loved watching her concentration; she whispered the names of the paint colours as she dabbed her brushes around. She was happily distracted for maybe 20 minutes while I gave the baby a late breakfast, prepped soup for lunch and then nursed the baby (none of which made her any less cranky). Then she decided that helping with soup looked more interesting than painting and the art project was done for the day. I'll save the rest of the rocks and let her at them another time. Or maybe I'll paint some myself; it did look like a lot of fun.