Written In Stone

Grab a permanent marker and a bunch of smooth stones and let your kids spell out their feelings for fun. We are thinking of leaving a few of these stone messages on our friends’ front steps or scattering a couple on the beach for a bit of mysterious word art communication.

Sharpies + stones = fun.

Such a simple project, but you'd be surprised by how much can come out of it.

A lot to say.


  1. Pam  June 14, 2011

    We do this too! On New Years Eve our family writes something that we’d like to leave behind or forget about that year on a piece of paper and toss it into the fireplace…the next day..New Years Day we all write on a stone what we hope for the new year and throw it in the ocean. 🙂

    • camilla  June 14, 2011

      That is a wonderful tradition Pam – I love it! C

  2. Lia  June 14, 2011

    I remember doing this as a kid. My friend and I made a whole town full of people. We named them after the characters on her mom’s soap opera. I think it was The Young and The Restless. Man, we played with those rocks for hours.

    • camilla  June 14, 2011

      Lia – that is too funny! I had a good laugh at this – I can just imagine my girls doing something similar. Thanks for sharing, C

  3. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  June 14, 2011

    I love this! My boys made me some rocks for my herb garden. They used paint markers and wrote the names of the herbs on them. Also, I made a rock, well, I didn’t make the rock…ha ha…I wrote on a rock for my son “Mom rocks”. I put it on his dresser. I thought that was a pretty clever play on words if I do say so myself! LOL Love your blog, you always have the most wonderful ideas ever!

    • camilla  June 14, 2011

      Bonnie – That is so cute!

  4.  June 15, 2011

    really nice, simple, fun & i like the idea of leaving them for other folks to discover.
    Thanks for sharing…

  5. Merciful Blessings  September 2, 2011

    we’ve collected a few rocks i’ve been meaning to do this with for ourGARDEN – maybe we’ll give it a try this wknd!!! XoXo~Bless Up Always~XoXo

  6. Carolene  July 20, 2012

    Do you have to bake them afterwards so it won’t fade away?