Decorate a Blarney Stone Paperweight
The Blarney Stone is built into the battlements of Blarney Castle in the Irish village of Blarney. Legend has it that whoever kisses the stone receives the gift of persuasive eloquence, or blarney. No one knows the origin of the stone’s magical powers, but one legend claims that an old woman cast a spell on it to reward the king who saved her from drowning.
In this activity, you can celebrate Irish history and culture by making your own miniature version of the Blarney Stone! Use it as a paperweight to help keep office clutter in order or give it away as a special St. Patrick's Day gift.
What You Need:
- Smooth rock, washed and dried
- Acrylic paint in green
- Acrylic paint in other colors (optional: try orange and white for the colors of the Irish flag)
- Paint brushes
- Small bowls
- Glitter, beads, and/or sequins