We love fun ideas for painted rocks and these DIY nativity story stones are so easy to make that even the kids can do them as a simple nativity craft for kids or of course you can make them yourself if you want to encourage the kids to retell the nativity story in their own words.
These story stones would be great for Sunday school or preschool or just to keep at home for retelling the nativity story with your kids.
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Nativity Story Stones
We’ve shared quite a few painted stones and story stones ideas and the tutorial for these nativity painted rocks are ones that I’ve shared over on Rainy Day Mum. You can see the full story stones tutorial here.
I was really nervous when I first made them as my drawing skills are…. well I didn’t even get to take my GCSE in art lets put it that way! The good thing about these Christmas nativity story stones though is that I’ve made them super simple so they really are achievable – anyone can draw a sheep or a manger, especially if you have a little practice on paper first!
Want to make these story stones? Make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so that you don’t forget to make them!
What Should You Include In Your Nativity Stones
How many painted rocks you decide to make is up to you. Obviously you’ll need the basics for telling the telling the story of the birth of Jesus – Mary & Joseph and of course the baby Jesus, but if you need a reminder or some inspiration these are ones you’ll probably want to include.
- Baby Jesus
- Angel / Angel Gabriel
- Wise Men
What Pens Should You Use for Making Story Stones?
My kids love decorating story stones and painted rocks and to be honest I do too. If you don’t want to use this activity as story stones it would be nice to make them as painted rocks to hide around your local area.
For painting rocks I prefer to use chalk pens or paint pens as both my kids and me are more used to using pens than painting so it means our pictures are a little more accurate. The brands that I buy are Chalkola or Posca both of which I have a good record with for successfully wiping off my kids hands when they’ve finished!
If you’d prefer to paint then go for a small paintbrush, acrylic paints will probably also be best for this.
If you decide to use this as a painted rock craft, or you’d just like your story stones to last a little longer then I’d also recommend buying some spray varnish.
Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
If you like nativity crafts why not check out our free printable nativity scene craft which has a fun 3D design.
We’ve made lots of story stones but these Christmas story stones might be my favourites? Plus I’ve got a couple of tips there if your drawing skills are less than awesome so that you can still make great drawings.
These paper plate snowman twirlers are a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills