I have an awesome post for you today! Lately, I have been seeing fun story stones all over Pinterest. I knew I wanted to make some, but I just didn’t have a fully formed planned yet. Lawn Fawn had their fall release so I headed down to my favorite stamping store, Stamp Delights in La Mesa to pick up their new Into the Woods Stamp set. Later that day I was talking to my bff and it hit me, these would be perfect for her. She just started a new job as a teacher at a college prep preschool and her class focuses on outdoor education. I knew these would be perfect for her.
I started off by visiting my good friend Steve over at Alpine Materials and finding about 20 stones about the size of my palm and completely flat. I washed them in water and a little soap and left them out to dry. I stamped, colored, and cut out my favorite images from the Into the Woods set. Story Stones are typically used with children who are having a hard time using words or expressing emotions so I wanted a good mix of images.
I then Mod Podged (one of my favorite materials) the images to the rocks. I let them dry about 15 minutes between coasts for a total of 5 coats. Next time I make them I will also put a acrylic top coat to help seal the images to the rock. That is it! Easy as can be, right?
Aren’t they so fun?
What theme would you make your story stones in?