Looking for a simple stone activity that is no prep, totally doable for even the littlest rock hounds, and turns out bright and beautiful every time? I have just the activity for you! Just gather two inexpensive items and you have a good 30-60 minutes of free time to get some work done. Just a warning, you might want to join in on the fun!
I have a slight obsession with this activity! I’m a huge fan of simple and beautiful nature activities and this fits that definition perfectly.
I also love reusable supplies and Wikki Stix just might be my favorite supply in this category.
Wikkis Stix are made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline, food-grade non-toxic wax. This is the same ingredient in bubble gum and lipstick. I love Wikkis Stix because they are a no mess craft supply. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good messy process art activity but sometimes it’s nice just to set out the supplies and know there won’t be a huge clean up session at the end.
How do they work? Just press them down with light fingertip pressure on virtually any smooth surface and they will stick. They are also easy to peel up and reposition and you can use them over and over again! They don’t don’t break or tear apart, but are easily cut with scissors. Awesome, right?!
Let’s get to the activity….
- Stones-We collect ours from the lake. If you don’t have a spot in nature to collect stones, I recommend purchasing from the Dollar Store or craft store. OR try a different piece of nature! We’ll be trying this activity with seashells and pumpkins!
- Wikki Stix
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Here’s What We Did:
There are really no steps to this activity. I set out the stones and Wikki Stix and let the boys explore. I cut a couple Wikki Stix into smaller pieces but other than that, I just set them out.
My boys were so excited to experiment with the materials because it’s been at least a year since I’ve brought out Wikki Stix and we’ve never tried using them with stones!
Leo started wrapping them around the rock and quickly discovered that the Wikki Stix stick together if you gently press them so he started this stacking trick!
He was so excited to build the rock tower! Pretty clever if you ask me.
I couldn’t sit out on the sidelines for this one so I got in on the fun and started creating too! There is something so calming and satisfying about this activity. It would make the perfect calming tool! Just put a couple of stones and a pack of Wikki Stix in a Ziplock bag and bring it out if your little one needs a calming activity to sooth those big emotions.
Leo tried to mimic my spiral rock and had difficulties at first. He had a great mindset and said, “this is hard, but I’m getting the hang of it!” I loved his persistence and look at those fine motor skills hard at work!
Sonny enjoyed wrapping the stones and they came out gorgeous! I love the layers to this creation.
The possibilities are endless with these two supplies! Have fun and enjoy the process.
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I hope you give this simple activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.