We, meaning myself and the kids, collected lots of pebbles while on our recent trip to the seaside. Once we got them home we decided we would paint them for the garden.
Our pebbles would be used to brighten up flowerpots and flower beds. Here’s what we used…
Various Pebbles (collected from the beach)
Acrylic paints (various colours)
You can paint your pebbles anyhow you like the possibilities are endless. This is a great little craft project that you can do with the kids. My very own toddler loved it.
The activity held my creative little three year olds attention for over an hour. He painted in various colours before adding different coloured googly eyes and painting on red smiles.
His little stones were painted and glittered… Messy but fun.
Once the toddlers pebbles were dry I added a layer of Mod Podge to give them a shine as well as a protective layer.
Yourself, along with the kids, can let the imagination run wild painting & creating allsorts of designs and patterns from funny faces to dinosaurs, dots to hearts.
We also made some pebble bugs using paint and googly eyes. For our bees and lady birds we used some foam pieces to form the wings. For our spider we used some garden wire for the legs. These are currently busy drying on the window pane, but I’ll be sure to post another little update once they are dry and ready to display.
As for Harley’s wacky face pebbles, we plan to place them around the flower beds in our garden today (given it remains bright and sunny that is).
Hope we have inspired you to have fun with paints.
Remember… Painting on paper is fun but painting on pebbles is awesome!