We love telling stories in our house. Leo is a great story teller and tells our children stories of their alter egos, which they absolutely love. I remember one of Little Missy’s first stories being about singing dragons.
A couple of years ago one of my best friends made some story stones for Penguin. Story stones are basically stones with pictures on which can give us ideas of what going to happen next in our story. Penguin really loved them and they encouraged him with his story telling.
I really enjoyed making ‘Our Pebble Family’ and with my growing collection on stones I thought I’d try and make some story stones. One of our little munchkins friends is celebrating a birthday next week so hopefully it will make a lovely gift.
First of all I used white acrylic to paint the stones. I sketched out some basic pictures (I’m not the illustrator in the family!) and using a permanent marker copied the pictures onto the stones. I thought I’d try using coloured sharpee’s rather than acyllic paint. I liked the vibrant colours of the sharpee’s.
However, when I varnished the stones to give them more longevity the colours ran. I had to result to dabbing the varnish on to get around this problem. Although they aren’t perfect, I hope the recepiant will be pleased.
Has anyone handmade a gift for your child that you love? I’d love to hear about it. Please comment below.
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