I've seen variations of this project allover Etsy and Pinterest and it's something I've been meaning to make for over a year (yes, it took me over a year...). All the stones were hand-selected from the beach, but, to save time, you could always just buy a bag of polished stones at the craft shop.
After a couple of failed attempts with a paintbrush, I used paint markers (genius invention!) for the letters and then outlined them in permanent marker. They are lowercase on one side and uppercase on the reverse. I then finished them off with a thin coat of Mod Podge for a bit of extra gloss. There is something very appealing about the size and weight and smoothness of them. They are the perfect, multi-sensory alphabet for little hands.
My initial picture said "word up b*tches" and although I found that humorous, I didn't know how appropriate it was for a kids blog ;)
I also made these little math babies, which will be for my next rock project- math rocks! I just need to collect a bunch of baby-shaped rocks for "counting babies" and some more round(ish) ones for the numbers. I think another visit to the beach is in order.