Stone Painting for Kids – Inspire Creativity in Your Children

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Somehow my daughter has become very crafty – I know it didn’t come from me! She loves browsing through kid’s crafts on Pinterest and has several of her own secret DIY and crafty type of Pinterest boards. Every day after we are finished with school she comes up with a new pipe cleaner creation, drawing, painting, or toilet paper craft. For her eighth birthday last year we had a rock painting party…and they all loved it! That’s my little cutie – on the right with the whiskers and Sarah’s daughter is on the left looking at the camera. 

I know that rock painting is all the rage right now and we have actually found some painted rocks around our city. She has also painted some and left them for others to find – it’s so much fun.

The problem she has run into has been ideas for what to paint on her rocks as well as instructions on how to condition them. I don’t like her using my phone for Pinterest a whole lot and I often fear that she will stumble across something inappropriate on there, so I was interested in finding some sort of tutorial to help her get creative and keep her face out of a screen. That’s when I discovered that Dover Publications (one of my favorite sponsors) had a book called Stone Painting for Kids.


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Description of Stone Painting for Kids

Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects, accompanied by full-color photographs. Her introduction explains how to find and choose stones, which kinds of materials and tools are safe for kids to use, how to set up a workspace, simple techniques, and other helpful tips.


A splendid variety of patterns begins with illustrations of basic shapes and designs for human figures and faces, animals, numbers and letters, and natural motifs—flowers, trees, and stars. Other activities include painting stones for games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes. Kids will learn lettering techniques for writing names and words on pebbles and how to design holiday-themed decorations. They’ll also discover how to assemble multiple stones for picture-making and story-telling.


My Thoughts:

This book has easy-to-follow instructions, full-color photography, and includes a variety of games as well as kid-oriented projects. Normally I do not read the intros (I like to just dive-in) but the introduction in this book is written in a way that children can read and understand it. It instructs the reader how to pick the perfect stones and how to prepare and condition them, as well as what tools you can use to achieve the best results. You will also learn some new techniques and what you can use to get the effects you are looking for. It’s perfect for children to use on their own – which in turn is perfect for me, a work-from-home mama with a crafty kid. 

We decided it would be fun to invite her equally crafty (maybe even more so) friend over to do some rock painting. What better way to get a real feel for how we like the book. I gathered up all of our supplies and they didn’t waste anytime picking out what they wanted to copy from the book. Here are some of their creations:

They loved all of the ideas they found in Stone Painting for Kids and look forward to hunting for rocks so they can add to their collections. If you have a child who enjoys rock painting, this book is really a great thing to have on hand. 

If you would like to purchase Stone Painting for Kids  ($19.95) you can use coupon code WHCV – it will actually give you 25% on all Dover products! It expires April 30, 2018.

If you would like to win this book for your own children (or even yourself, because it really is that awesome) then please enter our giveaway below. We will draw 2 random winners. Contest is limited to the USA and Canada and will end at 12AM EST on 3/10/18.

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Written by Carrie


Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She is also the Operations Manager for Build Your Bundle – a once a year HUGE homeschooling sale. She has been homeschooling for ten years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

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