This is a wonderful craft activity for seniors that is fun, creative and always successful. There is no right or wrong way to put the stones together - each piece is unique and beautiful! Encourage your clients to unleash their inner talents! These lovely stone creations make lovely gift mementos too.
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The objective of this activity is for clients to have fun and be ‘successful’ at the activity.

If they think they made a mistake, offer new stones. Facilitate and adapt craft as needed; choose stones with enough space for decorations; steady wobbly rocks with a little clay.


  • River pebbles, small beach rocks, ‘semi-precious’ stones (bought in bags from discount stores)
  • Craft Glue
  • Brushes
  • Clear acrylic spray
  • White clay for small features such as beaks, eyes, and tails
  • Decorations may be required if the project is an animal or a person e.g. wool for hair


This is a creative project so every project is ‘right’. Instruct clients to assemble stone designs on the table before gluing or piling together.

  • Ask clients to separate the stones and decorations they intend to use
  • Chose suitable rocks where the design is to be done
  • Glue rocks together and decorate

Turn projects into fridge magnets, or computer desks mascots, and other gifts.

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Ria 28th Mar 2017 Leisure and Health
Hi. I was just wondering what type of glue would you use for rock on rock projects. Also, where do I buy the rocks from?
Solange 3rd Apr 2017 Diversional Therapist
Hi Ria, PVA glue is fine for rock on rock, as long as it is not left in the rain. You can buy rocks in Landscape Supply shops. Cheers.
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