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Craft: Painted Pebbles

Craft: Painted Pebbles

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Turn a pile of stones into ornamental artworks that will spruce up a garden bed, a potted plant or a windowsill.


  • Small stones
  • Acrylic paint and brushes


  1. Start by scouting in the backyard for smooth stones in various shapes and sizes.
  2. Imagine what each stone's shape lends itself to. For example, a wide, rounded stone would make a good fat cat. Or perhaps a group of stones will inspire a family of critters like a brood of ducklings.
  3. Use the paints to realize your artistic vision.


Use stones to create colorful and helpful markers for a vegetable or flower garden. Simply paint a carrot, some peas, or maybe a sunflower on a stone to place at the end of a plant's row.