DIY for KIDS colourful EASTER stones

This is a perfect outdoor DIY for kids craft. Hop on art fun. Easy, simple, no cleaning up & you have everything at hand. Join us to make colourful stones!
With Easter approaching we are using ours to add a little extra colour to our garden. Kids like DIY things that last & you can actually use. Outside they are great in flower beds (those daffodils like a little company) or planters. Or decorate window sills, organise your desk or use them as paperweights.

What you need:
– collected stones from a lake shore, seaside, etc
– watercolours
– crayons
– glittery silver paint, water based
– plus various brushes
– washed old yoghurt cups for water (we put an additional stone in each, so they don’t fly away)
(- optional: transparent all-weather varnish, if you want to use them outside)

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As this is an outdoor craft we also need a little treat. We’re having some pink apples and bananas – not quite a picnic but we don’t want to get too distracted.

# Step 1: draw shapes with crayons on your stones. Use as many colours as you wish!

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# Step 2: now overpaint your drawings with your waterpaints. We used the same colours as for the shapes. The crayons should shine through.

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# Step 3: let your paint dry. Then apply a thin layer of silver paint for an overall glittery shine.

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That’s it. Super simple but we love our colourful stone creations &  the kids enjoyed it!
Next time we want to paint seashells as well!

With the shapes of these we are getting ready for painting Easter eggs!
Give them a spray with transparent all-weather varnish to decorate outdoor planters and flower beds in your garden.
I hope you enjoyed our hop-on-no-planning-included Sunday art fun.
I feel crafty. What are you making today?

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