Making Valentines Love Stones

Making Valentines Love Stones

valentines love stones

This week Sylvia and I made some special Valentines Love Stones for John. I’ve been wanting to do some stone art with Sylvia for sometime and with Valentines only a few weeks away it was the perfect opportunity to do a fun activity together.

valentines love stones

We purchase a large bag of cobble stones from a hardware store so we have plenty of stones to use in the coming weeks. You can collect them at a local beach or go searching for stones if your on a budget but with my health as it currently is, buying them was the best method for us.

valentines love stones

We used some pens and decided to design our own love hearts. I let Sylvia use her imagination and draw whatever she wanted.

valentines love stones craft

My daughter really enjoyed this mini project and it really didn’t take too long to complete. Sylvia came up with the idea of adding spots and dots to the hearts and then adding words.

valentines love stones

I’m hoping in the coming weeks and months to create some Story stones so this for us was a great first attempt to draw on stones.

valentines love stones

Yes it was a basic and simple activity and we kind of invented it as we have never seen Valentines stones before but we wanted to make something unique for my husband.

valentines love stones

We will be giving John these stones on Valentines and he can place them on his desk as paperweights to remind him of how much we love him.

valentines love stones

We then went on to design some other stones as Sylvia currently has an interest in playing doctors. She drew a white cross and coloured one in green, creating a first aid stone which was rather imaginative.

valentines love stones

I’m looking forward to doing more stone art with Sylvia and I think the more we practice the better we will get. It sure was a fun activity and can be done at very little cost.

valentines love stones

Happy Valentines

Angela x

 

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18 Comments

  1. January 29, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    These are really cute and would make fabulous decor for the home. Will have to gram some and get my kids to create things with them.

    • Angela
      January 29, 2017 / 6:36 pm

      It’s a fun activity to do with your family.

  2. January 29, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Aww these are lovely! I bet they would look fab in a garden for the summer too!

    • Angela
      January 29, 2017 / 6:33 pm

      Thanks Nikki. I think they would look great in the house or in the garden. It’s a fun activity to do with your kids.

  3. January 29, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I love the idea of using them as a paperweight. I live near lots of beaches so will have to look for some pebbl.es. Kaz x

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 4:25 am

      I wish we lived near the beach and could go collect pebbles ourselves. Good luck. I’d love to see some of Ickle Pickles STONE ART.

  4. January 29, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Awww these are SO lovely. What a fantastic idea!

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 4:24 am

      Thank you Sarah. I’m glad you like our idea.

  5. January 29, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    ooo this is such a fabulous, fun and easy idea! I’m going to try this!

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 4:24 am

      I do love is simple and easy crafts. Good luck trying it out.

  6. January 29, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Aw these are so sweet, what a great craft to do in the run up to Valentines Day! xxx

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 4:23 am

      Thank you Laura. It’s fun to do Valentines activities with my daughter. We had a really good time.

  7. January 30, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    What a really lovely idea this is and Sylvie is so artist, much more so than me x

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 4:20 am

      My daughter does have a talent for art I have noticed. I’m hoping she can develop over the years.

  8. January 30, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    This is such a lovely crafty and easy things to do with the kids! Never really thought about using stones before 😀

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 4:19 am

      I think it’s fantastic idea and we had a lot of fun.

  9. Thomas
    January 31, 2017 / 10:41 am

    What an amazing idea. Looks very adorable. This would be very good idea to decor room with this Love stones.

    • Angela
      January 31, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks. I’m glad you like them.

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