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Stone Craft Ideas!

| February 15, 2013 | 14 Comments

Stone Craft IdeasStones – stones are another one those wonderful materials that you find anywhere and everywhere – be it in the woods, the beach or just the playground or car park. My kids love picking up stones and we love a nice stone craft when we get home. Personally, I find stones irresistibly tactile. You just can’t help but want to play with them. So crafty bloggers got together again in “Google+ Hangout” (read all about them here) discussing various stone crafts to inspire you. You will also find a number of stone crafts in my book – Red Ted Art, 60 Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids!

 

Now to the Stone Craft Ideas
Hangout:

In order of appearance:

1) Me – with our little Stone Pets. I love this stone craft, as it keeps the “nature” of the stone in tact – i.e. you are not painting it or changing it (much). (Though nothing against painting!! We have plenty of those crafts too).

2) Aly with her children from plus2point4 has some brilliantly fun Monster Stones. I love the big eyes and gnashing teeth. Great fun. And would be a great addition to Halloween or monster themed Birthday party.

3) The Imagination Tree and her adorable little girl demonstrate their alphabet stones – not only can you explore the alphabet and practice writing, but you can also do colour sorting and matching. Super simple. Super fab! (You need to watch the video for this one, the link only goes to The Imagination Tree’s homepage).

4) Zing Zing Tree has another beautiful stone craft for us – her girls and her great stone collages. I just know that Red Ted will LOVE LOVE LOVE this and they make great gifts too.

5) Next up we have Crystal, turns a wonderful stone into a stone necklace? “How?” I hear you ask – wa7tch the video or click through and see!

6) We then have the lovely Thinly Spread with her Birthday girl showing us their gorgeous stone fairy village. I love these and I think we will FINALLY make a set for our newly revamped garden. Nothing like a bit of fairy play whilst outside.

7) Trisha from Inspiration Laboratories shares her stone craft: stone towers. So simple and yet irresistible for playing with. I think they look great – almost like a piece of mini art!

8) I then finish off the hangout with our oh so favourite little stone ducks. We made them 2 years ago and surprisingly still have all 6 – we love singing “5 Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day”… this is one the stone craft featured in  Red Ted Art, 60 Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids – where you will find many of our Red Ted Art favourites, as well as newly created crafts just for the book – in one handy, beautiful format (no need to power up the computer in order to get crafty!).

9) Mummy Mummy Mum was not able to join us on the hangout, but she did have a great domino stone craft idea, which I am sure you would love to see too!

10) And finally, I love these glitter heart rocks from the Artful Parent. She made them with her kids for Valentine’s Day, but I think they would be a lovely little gift to a friend all year round!

So. I do hope that gives you plenty of inspiration. There are a handful more stone crafts on Red Ted Art for you to browse, should you need more!

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  1. María says:

    Thanks to all the moms who have share your ideas in this wonderful and well coordinated video!!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe am so pleased you like the video! It is exciting to try out new ways of sharing crafts and I am pleased that this worked for you!

  3. A wonderful mix of fun stone craft. Guess what we’ll be doing during the half term …

  4. Aly says:

    You have enthused my 3 kids.My youngest is still collecting stones to paint more, although I’m going to do something other than monsters.The older two can’t wait to do the bottle top craft.Thank you for unspiring us as a family to do crafts together.

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Awe that is such a great thing to here! Love it when kids are all fired up to get crafty and wonderful that you are all working together!

  6. PragmaticMom says:

    Looks great! My kids love collecting rocks but then we never know what to do with them so I end up putting them in our garden.

  7. Red Ted Art says:

    The garden is also a very good place for collected stones!!!

  8. My son keeps collecting stones from the ground outside of his gymnastics class, and now I know what to do with all of them!

  9. I love these Hangouts! I look forward to loads more!

  10. This is SO cool! I loved this post! I’ve never done a hangout, but how NEAT!! Thanks for posting on the Sunday Showcase!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Hi, RedTed. I went to visit this link and your photos aren’t showing up on this posting. Just thought you’d like to know… one blogger to another. Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution.

  12. Patty Moore says:

    I got inspired by the stone village. My 4 year old granddaughter and I painted river rocks into houses. I would post a picture, but I am not sure how to do so here. We had fun with it! Thanks for the idea.

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