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.
Category Archives: rock painting
Here’s an idea for adding a little personality to those rocks you may be collecting over the summer.
I keep finding beautiful, smooth stones at the beach which I can’t resist bringing home. This time, I thought it would be cool to make them blend into a child’s artwork by attaching small, lightweight stones, and painting them with similar colours.
Humans have been stacking stones for an awfully long time. England’s Stonehenge was thought to be used as a burial site, and created as early as 2500BC. Inuksuks, made by the inhabitants of the Arctic region, were used as markers for travel routes and hunting grounds. Cairns have been found in Scandinavia as trail and sea marks, and in Somalia, to indicate tombs of former kings. Modern cairns are commonly used to indicate hiking trails, biking trails, or areas of possible danger. And some very patient people have even transformed rock balancing into performance art. These man-made stacks of stones and delicately balanced sculptures are truly fascinating things of beauty.