Ideas for arts/craft to make with kids

Pebble Art

I owe my wife credit for this blog entry as she made me aware of how pebble art was taking off. She did a quick picture of our family which was great (see below).

I had no idea this is as popular as it is. Since becoming aware of it, I’ve seen that people are starting to charge quite a price for framed pebble pictures. Don’t get me wrong, they can be really appealing and can capture something about a scene in lovely simplicity. That said, if you can find the time yourself to find a bag of various pebbles (easier for some than others if you don’t live near anywhere particularly pebbly!) and buy some card and a frame, you could make some really personalised art yourself in just a few minutes.

We got a bag of pebbles, put them in front of the kids with some different coloured card as backgrounds, and then just let them go with it. Obviously at first they moaned about it and said they couldn’t think of anything but after me showing them a couple of examples they carried it on with it and came up with some nice ideas. Here’s some…

A footballer
Walking the dog
Down the slide. Weeeee!
Can you guess what this one is? Yep, it’s a Rhinoceros! What do you mean you can’t see it?

So that’s it! A cheap way to pass a bit of time, and if you do find one you particularly like, then glue it onto some card, pop it in a frame and hang it on the wall.