Are you a crafty kid who loves to get creative? Then follow the steps below to make your own funny little gang out of stones!


How to make pebble people

What you’ll need

A selection of smooth at pebbles
Pencil
Bright acrylic paints and fine brushes
Black permanent marker pen or paint pen
Varnish (optional) 


Step 1

Choose some pebbles that you think will make good heads and body shapes. Try to pick flesh-toned pebbles, so you don’t need to paint a base coat first. 


Step 2

Before paining, use a pencil to sketch your designs on the stones.


Step 3

Add the colour first. For faces, paint on the whites of the eyes, the hair and/or eyebrows, plus lips or cheek colour. Add the colour first. For faces, paint on


Step 4

For bodies, mark out where you want the neck, arms or hands to be (see step 2), then paint around them in a block of colour.


Step 5

When the paint is dry, use the black marker to outline the features of the face and add extra details, such as eyelashes or patterns on the clothes. Use a small paintbrush to add any extra colours or details.

Top tip: To make your pebble people last longer, add a coat of varnish. But check it doesn’t make the colours run, first! You could also stick magnets on the back of your pebble people and put them on the fridge!


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  • MAYANAVA

    I TOOK A A PICTURE OF MY PEBBLE PEOPLE AMAZING!

  • Lauren

    Cool!

  • fffloa

    wow

  • Lily

    Wow so creative

  • Layla

    Very creative

  • chloe b

    amazing pebble people

  • IMOGEN

    SO COOL

  • Stardust LOL

    THIS IS SOOOO COOL!!

  • Bobo

    AMAZING

  • marthaelizabethriggs

    cool

  • Gabriella

    LOL!

  • lilly

    wow

  • Annalise Taylor

    Me don’t have smooth pebbles

  • Addy

    I love this craft so much! I'll definitely try it. Thank you, NatGeo Kids. Keep up the good work.

  • Zoyaa

    I can not wait to se my avatar

  • Zeeshan

    wow

  • Ellie

    Whoo hoo cool idea!!! It is so clever and fun!!!!

  • nice one!!!

  • EVIE

    My coment is the best coment wow I can’t stop feeling for this beautiful coment

  • ZPRINCESS123

    THIS IS BRILLIANT AND AMAZING

  • lola

    i love it

  • Chris

    How do you attach head to body?

  • May

    Fab!

  • Lily.

    I love this idea

  • Cate

    I love this idea it is so imaginitive

  • wolfy

    cool

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