DIY Camping Story Stones

I love creating story stones and my kids do too, they’re a really simple thing to do that’s great for encouraging a bit of creativity. I’ve previously shared some sea themed story stones that are perfect for the summer and with the warmer weather approaching I thought it would be fun to make some camping story stones ready for a bit of an adventure.

diy story stones

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You will need:

Stones

Pens – I used these ones but if you want to do detailed drawings then these have a finer tip

diy camping story stones

How to make them:

I started by trying out normal felt tips to see if these would work on the stones, honestly they don’t, the colours fade within a minute and I had to start again so if you want to make story stones it really is worth getting some proper chalk pens for it.

As these are camping story stones I drew a tent, a forest, an owl, a campfire, some stars and the sun and a rain cloud. Some other good ideas could be a compass, a river or kayak, a bear if you are in the US (less likely here in the UK, what’s our equivalent, a grass snake?!) and some marshmallows.

If you are drawing a story stone like the campfire one which involves more than one colour then give a few minutes between each layer to allow the pens to dry and then they are absolutely fine to do another layer of paint on top.

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5 Comments

  1. 24th April 2017 / 6:17 am

    Love these, what a great idea!

  2. 25th April 2017 / 10:51 am

    These look fab – mine love painting stones

  3. 25th April 2017 / 7:35 pm

    These are ace and you could use stickers if you were not feeling creative

  4. 25th April 2017 / 7:43 pm

    We love story stones, really should make some of our own. the kids would love to do this x

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