Creative Ideas for Pebbles, Great tween activities for the summer holidays

July 27, 2017

As my children grow up I am reminded on a daily basis that I am now the parent of a tween. My understanding of this word is the pre teenager stage… As such it appears to involve being bored. This is a common complaint during the six weeks school holidays which have just started in our household. Yesterday morning I had a light bulb moment, why don’t we focus on a different theme each week for recycled crafts? Surely there are lots of ideas we can come up with aimed at the slightly older child. This week’s theme for recycled crafts for tweens focuses on pebbles.


Creative Ideas for Pebbles &Rocks, Great tween activities, Tutorials, DIY

Creative Ideas for Pebbles

Cactus from Salt and Pepper. No watering required, perfect for any tween to update their room. Super easy with no precise paint work required.

Rock MagnetsWow, I love these rock magnets from Alisa Burke. Perfect for your tweens notice board.


Mandalas – the tutorial from Color Made Happy has a wonderful level of detail as to how to make your own mandalas. It’s full of hints and tips regarding the best pens to use. I have a stationary mad tween, she would snap any chance of new pens!


Photo holders  by One Little Project – these are adorable, what tween could resist making these photo holders? Perfect for printing and keeping photographs of your summer holiday activities.


Plant holder – a tutorial from Centsational Girl is fabulous, it shows you how to create a mosaic look, successfully adhering tiles to the side of a bucket. I can see this technique working with plant pots.


Map paperweights – this project from 5ft inf appeals on a number of levels. It is visually appealing, but what’s more, it’s easy to do making it an accessible craft activity, plus your tween can have a visual reminder of the places you visit over the summer break.


Pebble Houses Plaque – This is my personal attempt to come up with a suitable recycled pebble idea. Paint the base of the houses with white chalk paint, once dry add the doors and windows. Once these are dry highlight them with a fine black pen. Prep a piece of wood, refresh with white paint and drill holes for the string. Adhere the houses to the wood with strong adhesive, thread your string and hang up.

creative ideas for pebbles


Younger children may enjoy a dominoes set made from pebbles, story pebbles or how about pebbles painted as ladybirds for the garden?

7 comments so far.

7 responses to “Creative Ideas for Pebbles, Great tween activities for the summer holidays”

  1. Michelle says:

    Vicky your website looks amazing!! Great job. I love this post too. We have been collecting rocks here too, and plan to paint them. Love how relaxing it can be.

  2. Claire says:

    Love the pebble houses you made they are really sweet. Your new blog design looks great too!

    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Claire, I appreciate the feedback – I’m sure you know the mixed feelings when you redesign your blog!!

  3. Teodora says:

    Such great project, so many various ways of painting pebbles and they all look gorgeous! I love your houses :).

  4. AUNTIE SHAN says:

    Oooo! LOVE the CACTUS PEBBS! 😀
    And your hangy House THINGY has just given me an “idea”… If I could just FIND the proper ROCKS..?!

  5. Julie says:

    You’ve found some great ideas. Your little houses are lovely and the mandalas are just gorgeous.

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