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Cico Books

Pebble Owl Family

This little clan of owls is so whimsical that it's sure to inspire your kid's creativity. You can use acrylic paints or brush pens, which you may find easier to control on small areas. When looking for the right pebbles, try to find ones with flat bottoms so they can stand up on their own.


  • Large smooth pebbles

  • White acrylic paint

  • Paintbrush

  • Colored paints

  • Brush or felt-tip pens

  • Varnish


  1. Make sure your pebble is clean and dry. Decide which side is going to be the front of the owl and paint it with a base coat of white. Let dry.



  2. Paint or draw an owl on your pebble. Start with the eyes by painting them in flower shapes with a heart shape behind them for a retro look. Then draw wings and decorate with spots, stripes, or flowers.



  3. If you like, you can give your owl a coat of varnish for extra shine. Make a few more owls in the same way and set them up on a bedroom shelf, use as paperweights, or give as gifts to friends and family.

CRAFT-TASTIC TIP: Design pebbles that represent each person in your family and then line them up on a windowsill to keep watch or by your front door to greet friends when they visit.