Boredom Busting Crafts for Tweens

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When you’re a work at home, homeschooling mom, some school days just don’t go as planned! Flexibility is definitely the name of the game around here. This week has been one of those weeks for me. An unplanned midweek trip to the beach to celebrate my mom’s birthday and to check out a new gym for my gymnast daughter has left me scrambling to prepare for the inaugural Homeschool Blogging at the Beach Retreat that I’m hosting this weekend.

While my children {7th graders} are pretty independent in their school work now, I needed a little something extra to keep them entertained {and off of their electronic devices} while I was busy preparing for the retreat. While I was brainstorming ideas that I could use to keep them occupied, I remembered that I had an awesome new craft book, Stone Painting for Kids from Dover Publications, that they would love!

So, I pulled out the book, dug into my daughter’s rock collection {yes, she had quite the fetish with rocks when she was a toddler and we still had quite a few of them}, grabbed some paints, markers, and paint brushes and let them get to work.

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I really like this book because the photos and step by step instructions are incredible. While you do need some serious artistic talent to make replicas of some of the projects in the book, most of them are fairly easy to complete.

My girls had the most fun creating their own pieces for a homemade Tic-Tac-Toe game!

Here are a few more details about Stone Painting for Kids:

Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell’Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for simple projects, accompanied by full-color photographs. Her introduction explains how to find and choose stones, which kinds of materials and tools are safe for kids to use, how to set up a workspace, simple techniques, and other helpful tips.
A splendid variety of patterns begins with illustrations of basic shapes and designs for human figures and faces, animals, numbers and letters, and natural motifs—flowers, trees, and stars. Other activities include painting stones for games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes. Kids will learn lettering techniques for writing names and words on pebbles and how to design holiday-themed decorations. They’ll also discover how to assemble multiple stones for picture-making and story-telling.
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