I saw this on a blog and when I told the kids about it they thought it was a great idea so we started collecting rocks and shells. We hit the jackpot last week when we went swimming at the creek:
So today, while R1, R2 and I started a game of Yahtzee I got R3 started on painting.
And she was having so much fun that the rest of us started wandering over to help when it wasn’t our turn in the game.
After the paint dried we went back and used Mod Podge (made by me thanks to Pinterest), stickers, googly eyes and other objects to decorate them – and we wrote a message on the bottoms of the ones we could (“Bless You”, “Jesus Loves You”, “Peace”, etc.).
The boy got a little carried away with the googly eyes, but they turned out so cute!
And I’m super proud of this one – the one on the left is a bird that R3 made! I was seriously impressed. And the one on the right R1 made to go with it – love his idea to use leaves as wings.
I’m sure you’re wondering what the point is… we put them all in a basket to keep in our car. From now on when we go somewhere in town the kids will pick a few to leave in strategic places in hopes that other children will find them and get a sweet surprise to brighten their day.