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Family-Friendly Craft | Painting Pebbles

by Elisabeth Sedlachek on November 8, 2013

stone foot vh With an extra hour on our hands thanks to daylight saving time, we’re always looking for family-friendly crafts and our painting supplies tend to be the go-to choice lately.

Although there’s no lack in imagination, the majority of the “canvases” our art supplies are used on are typically paper, cardboard, tissues and sometimes even walls (it’s still happening with my four year old)! We needed something new to stimulate our senses and get us excited about painting again. So the nearby beach came with a helping hand gifting us with dozens of pebbles! Painting pebbles is such a fun experience because you’ll never get one quite like another. Not to mention, they’re free!

pebble business vh This time around, we opted for simple lines and dots, but really the possibilities are endless – you could use sheer fabric as a stencil for fun designs, use ruffled feathers you find outside as a brush, sparkly dust glued to the gritty surface, you name it! You can also make your own little set of dominoes!

Chalk pebbles seem to be the easiest to paint and draw on. However any nature’s find tends to be versatile enough! I’m sure there is plenty to be found on the streets, corners of buildings, parks and alleys. Picking up a little “natural canvas” everywhere you go could even be a fun game for trips!

What are some of your family’s natural canvases?

About Elisabeth Sedlachek

I am Eli (short for Elisabeth). A nightowl, I love to stay up late when I can fully perform - especially read or write. I live in the south of England, a frog jump from the coast and share my space with my beloved husband and my rosey cheeked four year old daughter. I come from Poland, but having lived in the UK for the past 9 years, I can share its citizens' sense of humour, love for other countries' cuisine and lukewarm feelings towards weather (which has been windy recently). I am currently a working mum on the weekends and staying-at-home weekdays having fun blogging, working out and exploring our beautiful city. That's the reality. There are also dreams, hopes, excitement to discover every opportunity to stay happy in my own skin, my own environment and any environment possible. I hope you'll enjoy my appearance here. You can find more from me at TodayMyWay.com

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