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DIY Story Stones

A kid-friendly DIY from Tanya Memme.
DIY Story Stones
Materials for Shrink Paper Technique
  • Stones
  • White paint or spray paint
  • Shrink paper
  • Coloring book or children's book to trace
  • Sharpie pens or markers
  • Thick gloss finish
  • E6000
Materials for Mod Podge Technique
  • Stones
  • White paint or spray paint
  • Images from a children's book
  • Mod Podge
  • Gloss
  • Paint brush
Materials for Drawing Technique
  • Stones
  • White paint or spray paint
  • Markers
  • Gloss


DIY Story Stones - Home & Family

Tanya Memme has a fun DIY that kids of all ages will love to help out with.


Steps for Shrink Paper Technique

Directions: Take a sheet of shrink paper and place on top of the images in the children's. Then trace out the images with the sharpie and color them in. When finished cut out each of the images on the shrink paper and place them on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for (TBD). Watch them shrink!! Set aside. Pick which stones work best with the images and paint them white. Let dry. Then glue the tiny images on the stones with E6000 and let dry over night. Then give the stones a coat of thick gloss and let dry.

Steps for Mod Podge Technique

Cut out the images you want to place on the rocks to fit. Set images aside. Spread out the stones that fit the images best and spray paint or paint them white and let dry. Spread mod Podge on the stone, and the front and back of image and place on the stone. Let dry!

Steps for Drawing Technique

Paint stones white. Let dry. Then take sharpies and draw images on the stone. Coat with gloss and let dry.

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