By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 3 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
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:
- Acrylic craft paint
- Suggestion decorations: yarn, wiggle eyes, markers, glitter glue, sequins, beads, pom poms, etc
White craft glue
How to make it:
- 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.
- Decorate your rocks however you like using just about anything. If it will stick, use it!
- To make our Pet Rock Piggie, paint a smooth oval shaped stone with pink acrylic paint and let dry.
- Glue a pink button to the center of the rock and two miniature pink pom poms toward the top for ears.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use a black fine tipped marker to dot on freckles.
- To make our Pet Rock Monster, paint a bumpy or odd-shaped rock green and let dry.
- Paint a bean shape on for the mouth with black paint and let dry.
- Use a toothpick and white paint to paint on pointy teeth onto the black mouth.
- 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.
- Use a black marker or a toothpick dipped in black paint to add eyebrows.
- Cut yarn into ½” lengths.
- 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.
- Gently place the yarn pieces, standing up, on top of the glue and let dry completely.
- Use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on yellow spots.
- When projects are completely dry, spray with acrylic sealer spray.
- 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.