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Make Your Own Pet Rocks - Craft

Who doesn't like to own a new pet? I know I do. I currently have a dog, my very own Shih-Tzu Gizmo, and my Himalyan Kitty appropriately named Kitty. Well mommy thinks that's enough pets for me for now but she has no objection to these kind of pets. They are very easy to take care of and I don't mind them either. 

I now want to share this very easy craft project with you. I'm sure you'll enjoy making them and playing with them as well. 

Rocks, various sizes (we picked these out of the driveway)
Spray Paint, in colors of choice. Used red, silver and bronze here.
Hot glue
Googly eyes
Black sharpie


Step 1: Gather different sizes of rocks. Wipe off excess dirt.

Step 2: Using a well ventilated area that has been covered with newspaper or cardboard spray paint the rocks and let them dry completely.

Step 3: Hot glue on the googly eyes to the rocks.

Step 4: Use the sharpie to draw hair, eyes, and a mouth on the pet rocks.

This project costs under $5 to complete. If younger children are creating pet rocks they could use acrylic paint and paint brush to paint the rocks and a tacky glue to adhere the eyes.

Annmarie John
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  1. My two boys would LOVE to do this. I am going to have to add this to my list of things to do with them over the summer.

  2. My son saw this post and went crazy asking to do it. Guess we have this weekend's project.

  3. N w why didn't I think of this before I got a new puppy, which needs constant attention, lol! Seriously, cute project and thanks for sharing :)

  4. I haven't done this since childhood. What a fun flashback, and I love the colors you chose!

  5. Haha! Such fun! I love them! I will be trying this and actually naming them too

  6. I still have my pet rock garden that I made when I was a kid. I forgot about it until now. I will have to do this with my boys.

  7. Now pet rocks are the perfect pets, you don't need to take care of them.

  8. That looks like a fun idea. Add a magnet to the back and we now have a fun craft for kids.

  9. How cute! Great project that leaves room for lots of creativity!

  10. This would be Scarlet's favorite project ever. She's wildly obsessed with rocks.
    And I think it's totally cute and easy.
    Feel well! Love ya!

  11. Oh my gosh they are fantastic haha! So very cute as well <3 x

  12. Those are so cute! Would love to make these with the kids. Amber N

  13. I remember making pet rocks myself as a kid! These are cute :)

  14. These are cute.I will show this to the kiddies see if they want to do this i am sure they will.

  15. So cute! What a creative project. And then you could store them in a jar to show them off and play with later!

  16. This is such a cool and creative idea to do with young kids. I like that you can personalize your pet rock. When I grew up it was only basic gray and boring.

  17. This is a fun idea to do with kids outdoors :D

  18. This is such a cute and creative project to do with the kids. My boys would love to try this activity.

  19. I remember these! They were so bug in the 80's. too funny :)

  20. Oh my gosh, my daughter is going to love this idea. She is always "collecting" rocks!

  21. What a fun summer craft! Our kids would love this!


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