Who doesn’t love pebble painting? I’ve spent many summers on my local pebble beach, both as a child and as a parent entertaining my own children and one of our favourite activities is pebble painting. The whole process from finding the perfect shape and size to deciding on your design, to the actual painting or drawing can buy you a good hour long craft session.
As pebble painting goes though, this is one of the most awesome ideas I’ve seen in the form of a present my sister received from one of her pupils. I replicated and tweaked it so it’s a craft that the kids could do themselves and as it involves a few coats of paint ( you can get away with 1 coat if using emulsion but it will take longer to dry) and waiting before you can assemble, it can be more of a craft project.
So grab your paints and pinnies because I’m going to show you how you or your kids can transform a pebble into a sheep!
First off you need;
a large flat pebble
a smaller flat pebble, triangular if possible.
wobbly / googly eyes
black permanent pen
optional – clear varnish
Start by painting the larger pebble white and the smaller one black,
you’ll probably need a few coats of the white to get a good covering. poster paint is fine but don’t worry if you only have emulsion.
when they’re dry, stick the goggly eyes and ears on the smaller Pebble
Then glue the smaller one on to the side of the bigger one, if using a triangular pebble make sure the wider section is at the top.
Add your message, we wrote the teacher’s name on or you could write ‘love from ….’ if you would like your child to be forever remembered!
Finally attach the tail by glueing onto the underside of the white pebble.