Pet Rocks

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Pet Rocks
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Pet rocks are a fun way to express your creativity and your own personal style. Whether it’s a cute animal or a creepy creature, this pet rocks craft for kids are lots of fun and have no limits!

What you'll need

  • Rock
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Suggestion decorations: yarn, wiggle eyes, markers, glitter glue, sequins, beads, pom poms, etc.
  • White craft glue
Helpful Tip:

Use your imagination; match your pet rock colors to your room or school colors.

Cut ears out of felt to make a floppy eared puppy dog!

Pet rocks are great for paperweights, so these make a great addition to your homework desk.

How to make it

  1. Start by washing your rock with warm soapy water. If your rock is jagged or has nooks and crannies, use a scrub brush to get all the dirt out.

  2. Decorate your rocks however you like using just about anything. If it will stick, use it!

  3. To make our Pet Rock Piggie, paint a smooth oval shaped stone with pink acrylic paint and let dry.

  4. Glue a pink button to the center of the rock and two miniature pink pom poms toward the top for ears.

  5. Use the handle end of a paintbrush dipped in white paint to create the whites of the eyes. After that dries repeat the process with black paint to add the blacks of the eyes.

  6. Add a little red paint to the pink paint in your palette and dip your finger in. Dab off excess and put a spot on either side of the “nose” as the rosy cheeks.

  7. Use a black fine tipped marker to dot on freckles.

  8. To make our Pet Rock Monster, paint a bumpy or odd-shaped rock green and let dry.

  9. Paint a bean shape on for the mouth with black paint and let dry.

  10. Use a toothpick and white paint to paint on pointy teeth onto the black mouth.

  11. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on eyes with white paint. Use a toothpick to add the black dots for the eyes after the whites have dried.

  12. Use a black marker or a toothpick dipped in black paint to add eyebrows.

  13. Cut yarn into 1/2" lengths.

  14. Add some white craft glue to the top of the rock monster’s “head” and thin it out with your finger. You should have a layer, but not too much or the yarn will slide off.

  15. Gently place the yarn pieces, standing up, on top of the glue and let dry completely.

  16. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on yellow spots.

  17. When projects are completely dry, spray with acrylic sealer spray.

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