18 May 2012

Rock Pets




Not every parent wants the expense or hassle of a real pet so these cute little rock pets should keep the kids amused for a while atleast! They are great for travel as they fit in the kids pockets too.









What you will need

Smooth rocks/pebbles
White paint
Stickers, goggily eyes, paint, glue etc to decorate them.

How to make them

1) We used pebbles that were already white from the local garden centre but you can always find some from your own garden and paint them white beforehand as the base colour.

2) Decorate the rock as your favourite bug or animal.

3) Leave them for a few hours for the paint and glue to dry completely and then the kids can play with them. You can even make them some mini homes out of old boxes for them too.


The Mini Mes have decided to keep theirs on the window to display hence all the glitter!

I'm linking this up with:

A Marvelous Mess
learning laboratory at mama smiles For the Kids Friday

25 comments :

  1. These are lovely, what a great idea.

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    1. Thanks! So cheap and simple too - bonus :)

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  2. These are so sweet! My kids would love making these. Think my eldest would too, rather than revise for his GCSE's lol

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    1. oo good luck for him with those :). I would rather make some more than do my study towards my degree tbh hehe x

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  3. Fantastic! I used to make these when I was little :)

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    1. I don't ever really remember doing any crafts with my parents :( Trying to ensure the Mini Mes do loadssss so they have nice memories though :) x

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  4. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-24-bread-machine-banana.html

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  5. So cute, what a wonderful project, my littles would love it! Here from Marvelously Messy & now following you :) Tanya

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  6. What great rock pets. My kids always find the biggest rocks lol

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  7. Thanks for the comments :) A great cheap craft which results in fun after too playing with the pet x

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  8. Now they are really cute! Love them with the glitter too!

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics.

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  9. These are adorable!

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

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  10. Great idea - could take the pens etc on holiday and bring back some fully decorated rock pets!

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  11. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-26.html

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  12. Oh they are great - and when my garden is a bit dryer I shall go out and look for a few rocks

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  13. We had a great time looking for rocks "down the burn" once they had dried out we had a fun time decorating them...not too good was the mess and the glitter over their jackets when they insisted on carrying them in their pockets lol :)

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  14. these are great - I love the free or inexpensive craft ideas as the summer holidays can be very long & expensive :-)

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  15. This is such a cute idea, really love it, and love your creativity, it's amazing!

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  16. my son has been learning about mini beats at school and we made a ladybird out of a stone. So simple but he loved it.

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  17. We made these type of things once and the children wrote their names on. Good ideas.

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  18. These remind me of my childhood, when I used to buy 'Cobblies' on holiday from a gift shop in Coombe Martin, Devon.

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  19. Shall be picking up a few rocks when we go on holiday, I know we shouldn't but these need to be made

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  20. Wonderful idea. Will keep the kids happy for hours x

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  21. I think I'll try this with my little one

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