Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Rocks

When Maria came home from school I had a craft project up and running for us to play with together, thanks to No Time For Flashcard's Thanksgiving Spelling Stones inspiration. Spelling Stones rock!

Around our house we happen to have a lot of smooth stones. I collected smaller, flat ones, and gave one face of them a coat of green craft paint (acrylic, satin). The surface paint went on quick with our small sponge brushes.

Twelve stones were painted with the letters to spell t-h-a-n-k-s-g-i-v-i-n-g and now we have a fun word search game, something like Boggle. Maria and I love to play spelling games. How many words can you find in the word Thanksgiving?

The letters are fun... but we couldn't stop there! Maria painted a turkey, a pumpkin pie, and certain kitty we know.

I love a project that I can jump into as soon as the inspiration kicks in, which means I happen to have the supplies on hand... lucky me! BUT... if I should happen to be at a craft store, I would love to get more satin and gloss paints, because they look much better than the flat paints. Tiny, pointy tipped brushes are a bonus, too.

Maria is developing a board game to play with the animals.

You may find us beach combing soon. We are having such a good time, and I don't know how much more raiding we can do from our yard!


CJ said...

They're great, what a wonderful idea.

Sylvia said...

Love them all, but especially Maria's kitty. You really captured his personality!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

It's so simple, and fun. Give it a try?

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

You should have seen Maria's expression when I told her about your comment, Sylvia!
She beamed... she's very happy to be appreciated for her Foo painting.

Sylvia said...

She is such a sweetie! Thanks for sharing that.

Kim said...

Oh this is so neat! And the painted animals are very well done.

Janece said...

These are so lovely! Charming, fun and sweet!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

You guys!
I am bitten by the paint bug!!
I have two goats, an owl, two hens, a tree, the fox, a bunny, and I am working on a barn. What I lack in skill, I make up for in stubborn giddy eagerness! Maria loves it, too. We have a lot of rocks, so woo-hoo!!