I saw this tutorial for story stones quite a long time ago but I never seemed to find the time to fit in doing them with the boys, so when Katie offered to do something with the boys, I knew right away what I wanted her to do. She picked this book to read with them before she made the stones with them.
It is full of adventure and interesting characters wrapped around a core of a sweet moral. A lovely story to choose.
She prepared everything ahead of time.
She went down to the beach and collected flat stones.
|She picked up little pieces of beach glass as well.|
She decided that she would get them to make their own stones. She just cut out various shapes out of scrapbooking paper.
|She would also cut them out to order.|
They put some Mod-Podge down on the stone, put the pieces of paper on and then followed it with another coat of Mod-Podge.
And so they made donkeys and pigs and various other characters.
And once they were dry they retold the story and made up many others.
I am keeping my eye out for a little metal tin to keep them all in as I am guessing that there are many more stones that are going to come to life in the future.
Frugal Family Fun Blog has more ideas with story stones.