Painted Plant Stone Markers

Painted Plant Stone Markers are a great way for the kids to remember which veggies or flowers they planted. It’s also a great way to brighten up the garden!

What you need:

  • A few large, smooth stones
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Waterproof marker
  • Old newspapers

Step 1:

Get the kids to collect a few large, smooth stones from the garden, or you can purchase a bag from your nearest accredited garden centre.

Step 2:

Lay some old newspaper down to protect surfaces from the paint. Get creative and paint the stones in bold and bright colours. Try to stick to solid, lighter colours so that when you write on them later, you’ll be able to read it.

Step 3:

Determine where you will be placing each stone. After the paint has dried, think of a creative and personal naming system for your garden. Will you label certain sections with their common plant names? Latin names? Use words from different languages or even names you’ve made up?

Step 4:

Finally, using your neatest handwriting, write the names on the stones and place them in the appropriate sections.

Push the stone into the ground, just a little for security.

Step 5:

Bring your garden to life with your creativity! 

To download the PDF version click here!

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