This idea came from a five year old during our Trading Post. He said to me, “I want a birthday rock.”
“A birthday rock? Where do you get one?” I inquired.
“There.” He said as he pointed to my stack of stones.
One a grand idea! I am preparing materials for next year and I am making a pile of birthday rocks. I must acknowledge the little girl in my class who thought up using stickers! What a time saving idea for mass production!
Here's what you will need: a bag of river rocks and enough stickers to put on both sides of the rocks. I needed two bags of rocks and three packages of stickers. I purchased both at Michaels (this week the stickers are 40% off). You will also need a clear acrylic spray finish.
- Press on a sticker on the front and back of the river rock.
- Set rocks in large cardboard box outside to spray with a coat of clear acrylic spray.
- Let dry.
- Turn over and spray the other side.
- Let dry.
I have not decided how I will present the rocks to the birthday child. Maybe I will have a special box or basket or a little muslin bag to hold the rock with a stamped birthday image of some kind.
Hum – a sprinkle of glitter might be in order! I think birthday rocks should twinkle.
It is summer break – lots of time to dream about it.
These are so amazing, I bet little kids will ?LOVE? them, thanks for the idea!
What a great idea! (Also – wasn’t aware you can actually buy a bag of rocks at Michaels!)
I know right? Michael’s carries several different kinds of rocks. Sometimes I find myself wandering the isles just looking for something new and different. And dang it! I always do find something!!
amazing…i am moving from K-5 life skills to half day PPCD & half day PK3…I think the little ones would love a birthday rock…love it! Thanks fo sharing!
oh I love it!!!!!!!!!! I am thinking about how to present it too. And how to explain it to the child-you know why I am giving them a rock for their birthday. I want to make it so special.
What a fun, creative, different idea! I love it. So original. I just might have to copy this 🙂