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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DIY Kids Christmas Gift Idea

This weekend when we were out of town, we got to play with Christopher's cousin's little girl Taylor! She is just the cutest kindergartner you ever saw! She has so much personality and a HUGE imagination! 
So Christopher's Aunt pulled out the coolest thing! They are called story stones! Have you heard of them?
They are little stones with a picture painted on one side.  You put them in a pile, picture side down, and each person takes a turn flipping over a stone and adding to a story by using the picture on the stone that they chose.  
Here are the stones that we were using: 

Stones: Campfire, Ladybug, Sailboat, Tree, Car, Ice Cream Cone, Flowers, Mountain, Sun, Cactus,  Balloon, House.  

Even the adults had fun playing and we had some wacky stories! 

I got to thinking that some of the kids on my Christmas list might really enjoy these.  But instead of purchasing them from Etsy, like Christopher's Aunt had, why not make a personal set for each kid on my list?

For instance, my friend Callie's little boy Aiden loves baseball and rocket ships, so why not make stones with those pictures for him? He apparently loves to tell stories, so hopefully this is a Christmas gift that can spark his imagination!

The best part of this gift is, while it is a really nice and personal gift, it's relatively inexpensive to make.  I got a 3 lb pack of stones at Hobby Lobby $3.00! And everybody has paints around their house, right? If not each color is about .77 cents! 

I got started last night, what do you think? Maybe not quite as good as the originals, but I think the kids will really enjoy them!
So Far I've Made: Balloon, Pizza, Egg, Mermaid, Snowman, Pumpkin, Baseball
Flowers, Kite, Pencil, Gift, Rocket, Sun, Ice Cream, Ladybug, Bubbles, Mountain
Snake, Tree, Apple, House, Sailboat



           
Speaking of Christmas gifts, don't forget to come back next Wednesday for the Christmas Countdown Linkup!
<3 Kelly

18 comments:

  1. Cute idea. My Kindergarten teacher put a painted stone like this with Raggedy Andy painted on with a adorable poem that went with it. I still have that stone and poem today!

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  2. Very cute! Now if only I could paint as well as you could :-)

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    1. Oh I'm sure you'd do great! They are just basic pictures!

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  3. That is amazing! How creative and soooo simple. I love it. That is great idea. I'm pinning that for down the road.

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  4. That's a great idea! I love how the stones really inspires imagination and creativity.

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    1. They really do! The stories get so creative!

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  5. That is so cool! I will have to remember this for when Annabelle is older! I will also be passing this along to my teacher friends... what a great way to help little ones tell full stories!

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    1. Oh good! I hope they like them! So fun!

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  6. This is the CUTEST idea!! Totally pinning this!

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  7. How cute!!! What a simple, yet wonderful, gift!!

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    1. Thank you! I hope the kids enjoy them!

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  8. These are so cute!! Olivia I'm sure would love playing with them! She loves rocks already. :)

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    1. Oh yeah! Then later when she's older, she can use them for stories!

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  9. That is so cute. Love it!! I nominated your for a Liebster Award. Details are on my blog.

    http://secondchances-ash.blogspot.com/2014/11/liebster-award.html

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    1. Aww thank you! I'll check it out soon!

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