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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.

Materials

  • Small stones
  • Acrylic paint and brushes

Instructions

  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.

Variations:

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.