Pebble painting ideas – A Sheep Paper weight

Pebble painting ideas – A Sheep Paper weight


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!


A craft project creating a sheep paper weight from a pebble


First off you need;

a large flat pebble

a smaller flat pebble, triangular if possible.

wobbly / googly eyes

white paint

black paint

black card

black permanent pen

super glue

optional – clear varnish


A craft project creating a sheep paper weight from a pebble, it makes a great present for a teacher

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.

a craft project creating a sheep paper weight from a pebble, the perfect present for a teacher
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  1. 15th July 2015 / 6:58 am

    aaa this is a fab idea, I was trying to think of things to make for the teachers with the girls this weekend!! #sharewithme

  2. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
    15th July 2015 / 8:19 am

    Oh wow! This is awesome. What a fab idea!

    • 15th July 2015 / 10:26 am

      Thanks, not perfect by any means and i had to resist taking over but we’re pleased with the result!

  3. 15th July 2015 / 8:32 am

    Aww this is so cute and personal, I am sure any teacher would love this on their desk!!! 🙂 #kidscorner

    • 15th July 2015 / 10:25 am

      I do thin they deserve something, my sister is a teacher and I know how hard she works all year round

  4. annabelt @ geeks diet
    15th July 2015 / 8:50 am

    I love the pebble sheep – what a cute idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • 16th July 2015 / 8:30 pm

      It’s really easy if you’re thinking of trying to make one.

  5. 15th July 2015 / 9:29 am

    Oh wow – love that! We might have to give that a go! #sharewithme

    • 15th July 2015 / 10:23 am

      It’s so easy, it’s the 2nd year we’ve made them and last years teacher loved hers.

  6. Angela at Daysinbed
    15th July 2015 / 10:56 am

    This is a really cool idea. I have been wondering what to make with my daughter for her teacher. I think we may just try this out !

    Angela from

    • 15th July 2015 / 12:50 pm

      yay! I’d love to see your pebble on Instagram, tag me if you do make one!

  7. Silly Mummy
    15th July 2015 / 11:38 am

    That’s awesome – great idea! (though I would add that as a child of a teacher, I always LOVED that my mum came home with 30 boxes of chocolates on the last day of term!) #sharewithme

    • 15th July 2015 / 12:48 pm

      I must admit, as a sister to a teacher, I’ve always found it much better to go and stay with her at the end of term!

  8. 16th July 2015 / 12:50 pm

    Aw, lovely idea. It’s always so difficult to know what to do for teachers.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • 16th July 2015 / 8:26 pm

      I’ve made these before but this is the 1st time the kids have had a go, so simple but really cute results

  9. Jenny
    17th July 2015 / 6:54 pm

    What a lovely little gift and great project for the kids too. This is so cute. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • 17th July 2015 / 8:02 pm

      It’s a great kiddies project as it so simple to do, just needs adult help with the glueing

  10. 19th July 2015 / 10:02 pm

    This is absolutely inspired and right up my street!! I’m definitely going to do this. Thank you!

  11. 20th July 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I am a teacher and i can tell you i woukd have loved this!!! Thank you for sharing in #KidsCorner x

    • 21st July 2015 / 7:47 am

      My sisters a teacher & I can’t wait to show it to her next week, I know how much this will appeal to her. So much learning in one activity.

  12. 21st July 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Love this so much I am so bad and left the girls teachers gifts to last minute must make more effort next year well done! thanks for sharing on #kidscorner x

    • 21st July 2015 / 10:32 pm

      It’s usually a rush for me too but I’ve had to be really organised this year as my Tween’s leaving primary school.

  13. 24th July 2015 / 3:06 pm

    Firstly, I love rock collecting and painting. It’s such a great fun craft. Secondly, this is such a great idea to do for them. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week.

    • 24th July 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks Martyn, we spend ages looking for unusual pebbles. The boys love finding the crystal ones. They used to think they were precious jewels when they were little.

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