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Snowman Story Stones Rock Painting Idea

This set of snowman story stones is a fun craft with a secret to get the snowy look with acrylic paint. Join us for this fun Christmas craft.

Snowman story stones on white wood background

Snowman Story Stones – A Christmas Rock Painting Idea

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love to share rock painting ideas. This snowman story stones set is a perfect Christmas rock painting idea and makes a great (and quick) gift for the kids.

For our story stones, sometimes we decorate a bag (like we did with these nativity story stones) and sometimes we just put them in a drawstring sack. Let’s get started making this fun painted stones set.

RELATED READING: Easy Nativity Story Stones and Adorable Gift Bag

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Supplies to Make a Set of Snowman Story Stones 

If you’re an avid rock painter, you have everything you need. If not, you’re in luck because this uses some fairly common craft supplies. Be sure to check out our rock painting supplies list here on Amazon.

  • a number of small, medium, and  large rocks (ours ranged from 1-inch to 3.5-inches)
  • sponge daubers in various sizes
  • white acrylic paint
  • our favorite paint pens
  • ModPodge to seal (see note below)
  • optional, drawstring bag

Snowman Story Stones Rock Painting on wood background

RELATED READING: Make This Fun North Pole Christmas Rock in a Cartoon Style

How to Make Snowman Rock Paintings

For these snowman story stones, I only made a video tutorial so that I could show you how the dauber and paint would make the fuzzy snow effect on the rocks. I just found these 3-ingredient snowball cookies – next time we’re making snowman rocks, I’m baking these!

If you have a Christmas rock painting playlist on YouTube, here is our snowman story stones rock painting video tutorial.

A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Use acrylic paint for the snowmen bodies.
  • Paint both sides of the rocks.
  • Use the heaviest paint in the center, working outward.
  • Decorate each set with different faces, arms, buttons, and what they’re holding.
  • Give the snowman story stones shoes, scarves, and additional accessories using small rocks.

RELATED READING: Story Stones – Rock Painting Ideas for Sets

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How to Seal and Gift These Snowman Story Stones

Some rock painters take exception when I recommend ModPodge to seal story stones. I’ll let you decide how you’d like to protect them (polyurethane, Krylon sealant, etc.), however, a couple of notes:

  1. these rocks are going to children and I prefer to limit chemicals in projects for kids.
  2. these rocks aren’t being hidden outside in the elements, so ModPodge is perfectly fine.

When gifting these snowman story stones, I like to include a storage bag. It’s fun to decorate (you can use your paint pens or acrylic paints). The size we like to use are here on our rock painting list.

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Snowman Story Stones

Snowman Story Stones Rock Painting on wood background

This set of snowman story stones is a fun craft with a secret to get the snowy look with acrylic paint. Join us for this fun Christmas craft.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • a number of small, medium, and large rocks (ours ranged from 1-inch to 3.5-inches)
  • sponge daubers in various sizes
  • white acrylic paint
  • our favorite paint pens
  • ModPodge to seal (see note below)
  • optional, drawstring bag

Instructions

  1. Use acrylic paint for the snowmen bodies.
  2. Paint both sides of the rocks.
  3. Use the heaviest paint in the center, working outward.
  4. Decorate each set with different faces, arms, buttons, and what they’re holding.
  5. Give the snowman story stones shoes, scarves, and additional accessories using small rocks. 
  6. Montessori story stones snowman rock painting on white wood background with text which reads snowman family story stones

Note: Some rock painters take exception when I recommend ModPodge to seal story stones. I’ll let you decide how you’d like to protect them (polyurethane, Krylon sealant, etc.), however, a couple of notes: 

  1. these rocks are going to children and I prefer to limit chemicals in projects for kids.  
  2. these rocks aren’t being hidden outside in the elements, so ModPodge is perfectly fine.

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