children stone carving

Stone Carving: Kids Craft Projects

If you are considering something new for kids craft projects, then booking a stone carving workshop is a really good option.

Children's lessons in stone carving enable children to learn a little bit about art and sculpture through creating their own easy to do stone carving.

art activities for children

At the beginning of the lesson safety is the main priority in stone carving. We start with how to use the workbench properly. We talk about how the bench holds the stone in place and allows the children to work with the tools in a safe manner. We use small child sized tools and there is also a briefing about how to use the tools so the art activities for children are safe. 

After the safety briefing children are shown how to cut and smooth down the shapes and then carve the design. The children are excited to be able to complete their own sculptural piece.

Workshops are a minimum of two hours. All equipment is included (Stone, tools, and benches) Maximum benches - Ten (10) With one child per bench.

kids craft projects

Groups will rotate approximately every hour depending on the project undertaken.

2 hour workshop - Up to 16 students $200.00 / $12.50 per head

The price for a standard two-hour workshop is $200 for up to 16 people, If there are going to be more than 16 people it will be $12.50 per head for the booking.

Contact Details

Phone 03 355 1858

Cell 027 271 8053

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Wooden Mallet

I recommend using a wooden mallet for carving Oamaru stone.

Chisel Set

Woodworking chisels are perfectly fine for carving with Oamaru stone. 

Masonary Sealer 

This is the best sealer that I could find on Amazon that I would consider to be suitible for Oamaru Stone 

Course Sandpaper

Ryobi Engraver

Fine Sandpaper


Scissor Lift Trolly

Mobile Tool Box

Shaugns Recommended Stone Carving Tools

Although the tools below are sold through Amazon. They are the same as the stone carving tools that I personally recommend to my students for carving with Oamaru stone.

Poratable Workbench

These benches are height adjustable which makes them perfect for stone carving. I own the Ryobi workbench and love it, but unfortunatlly it is only sold through Amazon's UK store for people that are wanting to buy it online.

Stanley: Surform Shaver

This is a must-have tool for shaping large areas of Oamaru stone

Riffler Files

These are smaller files that are designed for the parts of your sculpture that are difficult to get at. They are also an essential set of tools

Builders Pencils

Crosscut Hand Saw

This type of crosscut  hand saw is my recommendation for cutting Oamaru stone

Keyhole Handsaw

A very handy saw. Mosty used for sawing after a hole after it has been drilled into the stone.