Flag Stones

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There’s a lot of flag waving going on, with the World Cup in full play. There are also numerous national celebrations coming up in July, where more flags will take centre stage to help celebrate Canada Day, Independence Day in the US, and Bastille Day in France. Flag stones are a fun way to get kids involved in a little decorating for these occasions, and to learn about other nation’s flags, or at least that of their favourite soccer team.

Materials

  • acrylic paint
  • pencil
  • stones
  • images of flags

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Instructions

Wash and dry some stones, and paint them in white. Other colours will show up better on a white base. Once dry, add in other colours to make your flag. Use a pencil to mark the various sections, or simply paint free hand. They can be used as a fun addition to your table decor, or even part of a treasure hunt.

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27 responses to “Flag Stones

  1. You always have awesome ideas! I need to go find me some stones now! <3

    • You must! You could paint insects on them, and place them in your garden, and they won’t harm a thing…unlike those deer!

      • I also heard that if you paint a rock that looks like a strawberries and place it in your garden, that it will help deter the birds. Have you ever heard of this? I guess it is psyching them out if they try to peck at it.

      • Never heard of that. Maybe I’ll try it on the raccoons and squirrels who insist on digging up my plants!

  2. Reblogged this on Art Edutech and commented:
    Cute and “pun-ny!”

    • I couldn’t help myself, but glad you liked it despite the pun ;)

      • I am actually a huge fan of visual puns! I love incorporating it in my art classes every year. I have done a paper mâché project that high school kids love. The choose a compound word and create a paper mâché sculpture to visually represent it. Some have been hilarious! Then we have a critique and see if everyone can figure out their word based on their sculpture. One student created an apple and painted the math Pi symbol on it…”Apple pie”! Another sculpted a huge toe and a large nail appeared to be driven through it…”toe nail”. Butterfly is done often with a sculpted stick of butter with butterfly shaped wings attached. Visual puns are awesome fun for any age! I have also done them with master studies of famous artwork where the student does their best to replicate the painting style of the original while changing something in it to make it “punny”. The Mona Lisa on the moon wearing a space suit. You get the picture. Kids love these projects.

      • Love your idea! Kids must have so much fun making them and seeing people’s reactions as they get it.

  3. Love these stones, what a great idea :)

  4. Ellen

    Love this idea! Such a great way to become familiar with countries around the world especially with the help of World Cup! Brilliant…

  5. Crystelle Boutique

    I love these stones! I always enjoy international decor, so this would be perfect in my home!!!! Great idea…. Pinning! :)
    XoXoX Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  6. Super cute idea. Love it! I host a 4th of July breakfast for the family. The kids would love doing this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  7. Love it and a great way for kids to learn flags and make a whole collection. thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

    • Thanks! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve tried several times to leave comments on you blog, but they never show up. So a big thank you for all the times you’ve featured my projects!

  8. Cool idea :) I should try some stone painting!

  9. Hi, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

  10. I have to tell you ( being Canadian ) that I’m always a little envious of all the great projects out there with our American neighbors that somehow the Canadian flag doesn’t fit – but this?
    I LOVE it – just fantastic!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs from Montreal
    SUzan

    • So nice of you. Thanks, and I do agree that there are few Canadian projects compared to the incredible number of American themed ones. But we still know how to celebrate!

  11. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

  12. craftymomsshare

    What a fun idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  13. Pingback: 4th of July Crafts and Activities for Kids - The Measured Mom

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