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Emotion Stones

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Happy Or Sad, Wailing Or Glad - How Do You Feel Today? This is a lovely idea for Book Week based on ’Smile/Cry by Tania McCartney. Ask the children to illustrate a range of emotion on the stones, then brainstorm a variety of situations that correspond with the range of emotions. The designs can be as simple or as detailed as you wish.

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  • Step 1Before you begin, plan out your designs on a spare piece of paper. Look to our designs above for inspiration or come up with your own.
  • Step 2Once you are happy with your designs, paint them onto your pebbles. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Outline your designs with black fineliner to help your design pop. Your stones are now ready!

Materials used in this activity

Polished Pebbles - Assorted
Product Code: 14042 1kg Pack
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
5 to 9 $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST) 10 or more $6.59 (inc GST) $5.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Acrylic Paint Tubes - 75ml
Product Code: 17335 Set of 12 colours
EACH $31.57 (inc GST) $28.70 (ex GST)
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Texta 188 Fineliner Pen
Product Code: 17804 Black
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $2.63 (inc GST) $2.39 (ex GST)          
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