Alphabet Rocks – Heat Embossed

If you didn’t already know, we love the alphabet at our house and have an entire wall dedicated to it. Since my 2 year old son loves letters, I wanted to make him some alphabet rocks to practice his ABC’s. In the process I realized there is a lot you can do with rocks and a little imagination. While most people tend to paint their rocks with acrylic paint (like the number rocks I made), I decided to try something a little bit different by using stamps and heat embossing.

On the front of each rock I did uppercase letters and on the back I did lowercase letters.

lowercase alphabet rocks for learning
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STEP 1: Stamp rocks.

 

STEP 2: Cover rocks with embossing powder.

 

STEP 3: Remove extra embossing powder.
Heat embossing rocks
STEP 4: Use the heat embossing tool over the rocks (it’s really fun to see the powder turn solid). NOTE: It gets VERY hot, so put a baking sheet or tin and a towel underneath. I learned my lesson the hard way when I burned a small hole into my desk.
STEP 5: Once the rocks have cooled, you can add lowercase letters to the back. If you do this, slip a piece of parchment paper under the finished side so that your uppercase letters don’t smear.
STEP 6: Optional – Add matte modge podge to just the embossed part of the rock to protect them.
Here are more learning activities that you can use your alphabet rocks for:
Color sorting:
Spelling:
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61 thoughts on “Alphabet Rocks – Heat Embossed”

  1. Ok seriously too CUTE! You are so talented and thoughtful in all of your projects! Love the "bike" rock…so fitting! -Anne

  2. They turned out really nice! I love the bright colors. Never tried heat embossing but I have a feeling I'd be embossing everything I could find if I started 🙂

    Stopping by from the TT&J Link up.. Hope you're having a great night!

  3. This is a really great idea. I never would have thought that you could emboss rocks! These would make great magnets!

    Found you through Frugal Crafty Blog Hop.

  4. This is so cute! I used embossing powder/heat on my wedding invitations and loved doing it. It was such a fun project that added so much detail.
    These would make really cute magnets, too.. I never would have thought you could use embossing powder on rocks!

  5. Oh my goodness! I LOVE these! I used to teach first grade, and now I'm home with my three little boys. I'm always looking for fun, stylish, educational activities. These are perfect! Thanks so much for the great idea. It's been pinned. Have a great day!

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