I was recently inspired by an article about painting stones. I thought it was the perfect idea to help the kids learn the arabic alphabet letters, so I got painting with Kai and Emm. It’s great if you want to try something a bit more creative. Check out my last blog post for more arabic alphabet arts and crafts ideas.
What you’ll need:
- Clean, dry stones
- Acylic paints
- Clear varnish (or PVA glue)
- Felt-tip pens
1. We started by painting the stones all over with a base color and then letting them dry.
2. Emm used stencils to paint onto the stones. It can be tricky for small hands to hold the stencil in place and paint at the same time, so we stuck the stencil on to the stone with blue tack.
3. Kai painted directly onto the stones freehand. If they make a mistake then let the paint dry and cover with the base color again.
3. We mixed up painting letters with other fun designs like ladybugs and insects but you can do anything their creative minds come up with.
4. Once the paint was completely dry, we covered the stones with PVA glue mixed with a little water (or varnish if you have it) to give it a nice shiny finish. You can add fine details using fine felt-tip pens.
Here’s how they turned out
As always, I love to hear from you so please get in touch and send me pictures of what your kids have created. You can leave a post on facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Look out for my next blog post when I’ll be sharing arabic alphabet matching games with free arabic alphabet flash cards!