We love these cute little painted stone creatures. Easy to make and fun to play with or to decorate a little plant it – grow it – eat it gardening project.
What you need for painted pebble creatures
- selection of different shaped pebbles.
- coloured felt tip pens – we like Sharpies as the colours look bright
- clear varnish if you want to protect your painted pebble art from the rain
How to make painted pebble creatures
It’s super simple – just look through the pebbles and work out with the kids which creatures they think they might look like. Then get creative!
Spider – draw a black spider with cute little face and long legs
Ladybird – colour the body red with black spots, give her a face and long eyelashes…
Bumble Bee – black and yellow striped body with a face and antenna
Mouse – pink nose, pink ears and whiskers should cover it.
Hedgehog – draw on the brown prickles and a cheeky face
Caterpillar – choose a long stone – draw on green circles for the body and a lot of legs
Once the Sharpie ink is dry, you can give the stones a coat of clear varnish to protect your design from the rainy weather.
We used our stone painted garden creatures to decorate our box of lettuce leaves which the kids had planted up.
PS… we think you might also just LOVE our paper spring flower crown