10 smooth polished stones
gloss enamel paint, or any paint suitable for ceramics/glass/stone
1. Find some suitable stones and paint. This is the paint I used:
2. Paint your numbers:
Before starting, I covered a small area of my desk with freezer paper to protect it. Freezer paper is pretty awesome to paint on because one side is plastic - perfect to use as a palette:
3. Once done, allow to dry.
And voilà! A set of painted number stones:
- To make these more educational, you can paint dots on the bottom (the number corresponding to the digit on top).
- You could go a step further (and appeal to older children) by making a few sets and adding in math symbols (+, -, =).
- By painting each stone a different colour, your child can learn their numbers and colours at the same time.
- Make this project a little more grown up and personal by combining numbers and letters to paint a significant date (anniversary, birthday) or someone's name.