Try making your very own set of Easter egg stones this spring! You can hide them in your home or yard and set the kids loose to find them. These are so easy to make and even more fun to stack and play with! Make a set with your children today!
With Easter right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to turn ordinary stones into Easter egg stacking stones! This activity is great for children of all ages and turn out beautiful every time. The bright beautiful colors and fun designs are very reminiscent of real Easter eggs, but these are much more fun to play with!
The day after we made the rocks, I hid them around our yard and my boys searched for their lovely creations. This was a great way to practice for our annual egg hunt on Easter morning! Once they were all found, they had fun working together and stacking the rocks. This activity is great for building fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. We also talked about new words like, “stack” and “balance.” This is such a fun way to learn through play!
Ready to make a few Easter eggs stones!? Here’s what you’ll need..
• Stickers of different shapes and sizes
• Paint (We used tempera paint)
• Rocks! (Rocks can be found at your local home improvement store or garden center)
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How to Make Easter Egg Stones:
1. First, put washi tape and stickers to make designs on the rocks. My boys helped choose the stickers and place them on the rocks. We made a variety of designs and stickers to make each one unique.
2. Next, paint over the entire stone, including the stickers. We used a variety of bright colored tempera paint. This is my favorite part! It’s always so fun and soothing to paint stones.
3. Finally, wait for the paint to dry and peeled the stickers and tape off. They turned out great and were so fun to search for and play with! We also talked about the colors, shapes, and designs on the Easter egg stones. This is not only a fun activity, but can be educational for young children as well!
Which stone is your favorite?! I can’t decide.
I hope you and your little nature lover enjoy this activity as much as we do!
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A Simple and Beautiful Way to Decorate Easter Eggs