I’ve been thinking of painting rocks to make story stones for awhile but the project seemed daunting and time consuming. So I thought, why not Mod Podge pictures onto the rocks?! It worked great and in a short time we had a bag full of story stones. They are great for encouraging your child to make up their own stories and fairytales.
To make these story stones you will need to collect rocks with a smooth flat surface. We have a drainage system in our backyard that provides us with lots and lots of rocks that are perfect for projects like this!
Make sure to wash your rocks and let them dry.
Use old magazines to cut out pictures for your story stones. We subscribe to Ladybug and Babybug magazine (thanks to my brother and sister-in-law for the great gift!) which has lots of animal, nature and kids pictures that were perfect for our stones.
Generously paint Mod Podge (I used the glossy kind) directly onto the rocks. Place your picture on top. Press it down and let it dry for a minute, then generously paint over the picture with another coat of Mod Podge.
Let the Mod Podge completely dry and you are ready for some storytelling!
Here is Big Brother’s story:
“Once upon a time there was a girl who went to the grocery store. Then she went to her house and put everything in the cupboards. Then the boy came over and they took the car to the park. There were clouds in the sky.”