Finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

Getting creative at home is a great way to keep yourselves and your families entertained for hours, whilst stimulating those minds and taking a moment to relax and feel good. Enjoy our quick and easy-to-follow guides for fun, feel-good crafts using bits and pieces from around the house.

"Create at Home" crafts are generally aimed at and adaptable for all ages or to participate in as a family, but some crafts may be more age-appropriate than others.

You can use any pebbles or small rocks or stones as your inspiration. The artwork you produce will depend on the pebbles you use. What do they look like to you? Think outside the box to turn ordinary pebbles into wonderfully effective but simple artworks.

First, look at your pebbles. Move them around and feel them, what do they remind you of? What do the shapes make you imagine? When we looked at our pebbles, the curved shapes reminded us of the shape of a bird. It inspired us to design an artwork with three little birds sitting on a branch. We’ll show you how to create that design, but your pebbles might inspire you to turn them into something else. You can use the same technique we show below to create any pebble art design you can imagine.


You will need:

  • Pebbles
  • Thick paper or card
  • PVA glue
  • Pencil
  • Rubber
  • Black fine liner pen and/or permanent marker

Got everything? Let’s get started!

First, lay your pebbles out on your thick paper or card. You need to imagine where the pebbles will go in your final composition.

Now use your pencil to sketch out your design. Keep it simple with lines and outlines.

Draw the beaks, the legs, and the branch.

Then use your pencil to lightly mark in your birds’ eyes and wings on the pebbles.

Move your pebbles out the way so you can see your drawing design.


Extend each of the lines around the pebbles to make them longer. For example, extend the base of the beaks and extend the lines for the legs. This will mean that there are no visible gaps when you glue the pebbles to the final design later.

Now use your black fine liner pen to draw over your pencil lines. Take care not to smudge your pen as you move your hand across the page.

Do the same on your pebbles. If your fine liner doesn't show up very well try using a permanent marker or a gel pen.  Make sure you let the pen dry completely so you don't smudge it.

Once the pen is completely dry, use your rubber to rub out the pencil lines on the paper and on the pebbles.

Reposition your pebbles on the paper. Once you are happy with their positioning dab a small amount of glue on the back of each pebble and place them on the paper. Be careful, they might slide about with the wet glue so hold them in position for a few seconds while they settle.

Leave them to dry completely on a flat surface for a few hours.

There you have it! Your pebble art is complete! Now you know the technique you can get really creative with your designs. You could use larger or smaller pebbles or pebbles of different colours and shapes. Each pebble might inspire you to design something different so don’t worry if you don’t have a pebble of the exact size and shape you want. What else could it be?