It’s probably no big surprise but I’m not very creative, unless I’ve had a skinful of wine! It’s not that I don’t enjoy crafts; I just have troubles coming up with the inspiration. I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet trolling for ideas but I always come a cropper when it comes to having the right supplies in the house.
I’ve always been intrigued by the craft ideas that @redtedart posts on twitter so I’ve asked the lovely Maggy to drip feed me an idea each week that I’ll try. Our children are similar in age and she’s tried the activities with her own children so I stand a chance of having success! If you haven’t already you should check out her site….she compliments every craft idea with a children’s book review.
Here was my first craft challenge Painted Pebbles. However, I prefer to call them Rock People! I really liked the idea of moving the eyes around to make different expressions.
Note: make sure you have all of your supplies before you start…I had to make a mad dash to Wilko’s as I didn’t have any googly eyes or bluetack! It did give our rocks a chance to dry though.
What do you think of my first attempt?
Then we decided to throw caution to the wind and adlibbed a bit. I think they’re fab, we all enjoyed making them and we just finished showing our rock family to Grandma in Canada on Skype! Thanks Maggy!
Do join in and give it a go! I’d love to see what you come up with.
22 thoughts on “I’m Getting Crafty! Painted Pebbles”
Your Rock People ROCK!! Excuse the pun!!! But they are brilliant!! Well done you. I KNEW you would be great!! Can’t wait for the next craft challenge ;-)
Red Ted Art
I’ve rather surprised myself! But too be honest, the idea was what made it a success….it was age and ability appropriate. Many thanks! So, what is my next challenge?
Those are AWESOME!
Thank you for the vote of confidence!
They are great, we love making rock animals and monsters too
Lovely! We are very painting pebble boring and they all end up as ladybirds…
Ooooh! Monsters, I like that idea.
http://themadhouse-themadhouse.blogspot.com/2009/… here are some we made last year
May have to try minibeasts next time! Thank you.
oooh I LOVE them :) guess what big m and I will be doing next week :)
Do send a link to your finished product.
They're brilliant! Thanks for sharing the link…
oooh, I love these!! I’m definitely stocking up on supplies for next weekend. :)
Ah they're fab and very funny!
So easy too!
They do make me chuckle. :-)
I love these – too bloody good XD
Painting pebbles is so much fun! I used to love it as a kid x
Sorry for delayed reply.. I think Canvases next? What do you think? :-)
Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty too!
PS if you do go for canvases, let me know, have some top tips for you to prevent toddler tantrums (we had one!) x
what type of paints did you use and did you need a coat of vanish to make weather proof ??