Painted stones house

By | June 25, 2014

We’ve been enjoying crafting with stones recently. We’ve collected quite a collection and it’s lovely to be able to use them. I thought a little house would be fun.

painted stones house - treading on lego

Painted stone house materials:
smooth, flat stones
acrylic paints and paint brush
craft sticks

How to make a painted stone house

For this craft I admit I painted the stones myself although you could let your children paint them too. I wanted to create something the children could play with and use their imagination. I sorted about 20 smooth, flat stones and painted 11 of them for the roof, 4 for windows, one for a door and a couple of stones which could be used for a path and garden.

painted stone house

I used acrylic paint and gave them a couple of coats of paint so the colours were obvious. Then I gave the stones and craft sticks to my children. They took them outside and started talking about how to make the outline of a house and what features it needed.

painted stone house

It was really sweet watching them play with the stones and seeing what they created.

painted stone house

Some of our ladybird stones were hunted out to be added to the garden too.

painted stone house

They had great fun and when they were finished we put the stones in a bag for next time. I can’t wait to see what they create next.

painted stones house

6 thoughts on “Painted stones house

  1. Mum of One

    I can’t wait until my tow are big enough to start playing together properly. Such a lovely game and a great way to fuel their imagination. Thanks so much for sharing with the Monday #pinitparty. Have pinned 🙂
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  2. Nanny

    Super idea for free play – children have such wonderful imaginations……..xxxx

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