Introduction: Nail Varnish Stone Painting

I have been wanting to do it with my son and finally over summer break we had the time to sit down and do it. It’s a fun activity to do with the kids. Pick up a selection of bright nail varnishes from a discount store and have fun painting stones. The nail varnish dries quickly with a shiny waterproof finish. My son like using the little brushes and bright little bottles. However, small stones are not very suitable for small children because they could swallow them or stick them in their mouths. Do not leave them unobserved. You can collect stones yourself on a river bank or on the beach.


Selection of bright nail varnishes


Broccoli florets

Any plant leaf, of your choice

Step 1: Wash and Clean Stones

First, you have to clean the stones carefully. Any dirt must be removed.

Step 2: Let Kids Paint the Stones

Put the stones on paper plates or lay down some newspaper. Let kids paint the stones using the nail varnishes. They could make little creatures, paint houses or scenes, or just have fun with different patterns.

Step 3: Let the Stones Dry

Allow to dry for a few minutes.

Step 4: Ready to Use

Painted stones are ready to play.

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