Fun Kids Crafts: Blarney Stone

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There is a very famous stone in Ireland called the Blarney Stone. It is about five miles from Cork, Ireland, located in a tower of the Blarney Castle, in the village of Blarney. The castle and stone are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland. Millions of visitors come from around the world wishing to kiss the famous stone.

There are many legends surrounding the stone, you can read about some of them on Irish Central. The most famous of these legends is that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you will be granted eloquence, the gift of speaking with flattery.

But kissing the stone is no easy task, as one must lean over backwards (holding onto iron rails) across an opening. Would you try this?

To recreate this fun Irish legend, read on to make your own (much safer!) kid friendly version of the Blarney Stone.

Instructions

It’s super easy to make your own kids version of the Blarney Stone. You can use supplies you already have or click on the pictures to order.

  1. Find a smooth river stone, any size you like. I like to use white ones like pictured here for crafts.

2. Wash and dry the stone to remove any dust or debris.

3. Using a small brush, paint the rock green. I love this Apple Barrel acrylic paint in Kelly Green.

4. Decorate with markers or add googly eyes, sequins, glitter, beads, and other fun items.

Fun pictures of our creations are coming soon. But I wanted to get this post out ahead of time so you could start making your own blarney stones for Thursday, St. Patrick’s Day!

An Irish Blessing:

May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.

 

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