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Painted rock pets


  • Rocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glue
  • Brushes


Collect a lot of rocks and stones of different sizes and shapes.

  1. Start by choosing the rocks that will make up the pet (head, ears, maybe a nose, body, arms and legs)
  2. Paint the entire rock, top and bottom, one colour
  3. When the first coat of paint dries, paint on the details (eyes, whiskers, fur)
  4. When everything is dry, glue the pieces together to make your pet.

Alternatively – choose a rock that resembles an animal shape e.g. a mouse and just paint the body colour and when dry add the detail of eyes, mouth and so on. Almost any type of acrylic paint will work. Try to find some thick paints so that the rock won’t show through..
If the kids get tired of the pet,  depending on its size it can become a door stop, book end, garden ornament or paper weight.  They can also make great presents for grandparents.

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