We spend a lot of time on Chesil Beach and it is a brilliant place for driftwood and pebble collectors like us. The driftwood we find is bleached and smooth and comes in all shapes and sizes. We wonder where it came from and how far it has travelled to reach us and we plan what we will do with it once we get it home. This driftwood craft uses some of the pebbles we have amassed, results in a game we can play together and is pretty to look at to boot!
Driftwood Craft – How to Make Noughts and Crosses
You will need:
4 driftwood sticks
10 pebbles, roughly the same size
Acrylic paint in brown and black
- Lay your sticks out to form a grid
- Bind them together with string, knot them underneath and trim
- Paint five of your pebbles with noughts and five with crosses (pencil mark them first if you’re a wobbly freehander)
- Let them dry
Wouldn’t it make a fabulous Father’s Day gift?
Alternatives: You could paint starfish on one set of pebbles and octopuses on the other or pirate gold and parrots or mermaids and fish – or anything you fancy! You could, of course, use shells for one set instead of pebbles – oh the possibilities!
Now, what shall we make with this piece?!