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Stone Owls

| June 19, 2013 | 23 Comments

Owl StonesWhat a Hoot! Can you tell that we rather LOVE owls? Such a fabulous creature to inspire us to get crafty and make these Stone Owls. We chose brightly coloured pens to make them cheerful and fun.We love collecting stones. And we love crafting with stones. The cool smooth surface is just irresistible to hold.

I came up with a way that even my preschooler could help make an adorable Stone Owl. We had four kids at our play date making some gorgeous stone crafts!

Materials: Round flat(ish) stones, white acrylic paint, (marker) pens

Though we used permanent rainbow marker pens for our owls, many ordinary felt tip pens will work just as well too. Try them out FIRST to see if they do. Some will smudge off, others won’t. Try out what you have BEFORE you sit down to craft with your kids.

1) Paint your stones in white acrylic paint – it is enough to paint just the one side – then let dry.

Stone crafts Owls

2) Once dry draw on your designs. If you are hesitant to start, try out a draft on a piece of paper first.

I made one owl as a “sample” for them to see what we were doing (not to copy!!).

N.B. If you make a “mistake” that really bothers you, you can always paint over the stone and start again. Though I would like to encourage the kids to take the “there are no mistake” approach and see if they incorporate any “errors”into their designs.

N.B. 2 – for our younger kids, I added a triangle (for the beak), circles (for the eyes, though Pip Squeak managed these herself) and the wing outline for them to colour in themselves.

 owl  stoneI love the eye lashes that Pip Squeak added! And didn’t she do well with the circles for the eyes too? All her own doing?

Want more stone craft ideas? Check out our “stone hangout”! Lots of ideas for you there!

Stone Craft Ideas

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Category: Autumn, Kids Craft, Nature, Stones

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  1. dianaruth says:

    Hello there 😉
    Love the stone owls! and they way they look like they are lined up on a branch on the textured ground ;D Thank you so much for sharing.

    Also, I was inspired by your snowglobe post and made some with my kids for their dad on Fathers’ Day. Linked it up here. Hope you’ll like my snowglobes too =))

  2. SusieQTpies says:

    These are so ADORABLE!!! SusieQTpies

  3. These are great! Feel free to stop in and share them/your linky in our weekly Craft Showcase!

    Have a super week!

  4. Love, love these owls! I bet my son and my students would have a blast making them. As always, I really enjoy checking out what you’ve been up to!

  5. Fantastic will be making these this summer what a great craft

  6. I love these! Quite fancy making them myself and igoring the kids aspect…

  7. Louise says:

    Love these rock owls!
    I couldn’t help but share an owl craft we did a few weeks back :).
    Thank you for hosting the linky party.
    Louise x

  8. Carin says:

    These are so fun! Have bookmarked these to do with my two in the summer hols. Both my 6 year old and my two year old would love them!

  9. My youngest would love this activity! You’re always an inspiration.

  10. My son keeps collecting and bringing home stones – now I know what to do with them!

  11. My friend, Michelle from The American Resident presented me with a signed copy of Red Ted Art. My sons and I have post it noted all the crafts they are really excited to make. We are currently making shell turtles which, according to my son are actually the babies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, did you know that ? ha ha. Thanks, I highly recommend getting the hard/ paper copy of this beautiful, inspiring book to delve into.

  12. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured this project! You can see it here:

    Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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