Stone Crafts with Kids

today – Stone crafts with Kids

I love stones and making stone art with kids. I love their irregular shapes their solid, ancient feeling. I love that they soothe us when we stroke them and that people have communicated via stones since the world began.

On a very sunny day this week we were thinking about the elements of the sun and the earth and decided to make some stone art. We had to use gold the ‘colour of summer.’ We used a metallic pen and have varnished the stones to preserve the art.


Stone Crafts with Kids

Here is what Annalise (aged5) made

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I made this stone circle  for my children to sit and contemplate and place it by the pond

words on stone, a stone circle,


Our inspiration for stone art with kids

I have always been inspired by stone and it’s strength and resilience. I love this story of the stonecutter and the sun

Our painted stones have been inspired from a pinterest board pin found by  Mum in the Madhouse from which she has been making memory stones with her children.

Last year inspired by Chris at Thinly Spread we made fairy houses out of stone.

This post is linked up at Red Ted Art’s Get Crafty– Colours of Summer link up

I hope you have enjoyed my post – stone crafts with kids. You can find more of my craft posts here  You might also like my egg box crafts





  1. July 25, 2012 / 6:20 pm

    This is such an adorable idea. My kids LOVE painting on stones. I guess they are just tactile and irresistible. Love the idea of relating them to memories.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  2. July 26, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    The painted stones came out great. The stones with words remind me of the ones you can buy at nature stores. It is much more fun to make your own. I hope you will link this post (and any other arts, crafts and play posts) to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3. The weekly linky is currently open.

    : 0 ) Theresa

  3. Becky
    August 3, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    I will!

  4. December 31, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    Lovely idea and something I will definitely do with my children this year. The simple things are usually the best šŸ™‚

  5. Amanda @gidders1
    December 31, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    This is so sweet, I must show you the video that Al made of a stone from his twin brothers wedding. Gorgeous post Becky!

  6. Becky
    January 1, 2013 / 7:50 am

    Thanks Amanda and joanne I agree simplicity is key x

  7. January 1, 2013 / 8:59 am

    You’ve just brought back a memory of my childhood that I’d completely forgotten – painting stones to look like ladybirds! I can’t wait til the warmer weather to try a bit of stone painting with my little girl.

  8. Becky
    January 1, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    Howe lovely!

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