pet rocks rock

today N and i finally did something i’ve wanted to do with her for a long time – we painted pet rocks! this was a favorite activity of mine when i was little.

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first, we found a bunch of smooth rocks outside and also in a collection i had in a jar from various rivers and travels.

river-made

river-made

then N used our acrylic paints to apply solid colors on each rock as backgrounds for the animals-to-be. sometimes she glopped too much paint on, so i smoothed some of the rocks out so they’d dry sometime this year. (i also had to take a hairdryer to each so that we’d be able to put the details on them today.) after the backgrounds were dry, N decided which animals she wanted them to be.

pet rocks

i helped with the details of the shape, and she did polka dots, scales, eyes, and mouths on each. (while N can draw some great human faces, she’s not really that adept at drawing different animals just yet.) we had fun doing this together.

the turtle comes to life

the turtle comes to life

now she has a whole pet rock family to play with. i’m thinking we’ll make a habitat for them next.

these pets are solid

these pets are solid

and while N worked on her new pets, i couldn’t help myself to make pet rocks inspired by our own pet cats…

pony & bean

pony & bean

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  • http://www.pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com Pink and Green Mama MaryLea

    I don’ t know why painting on rocks is so fun but I sure do love it. Great critters!

    I think they’d make some great stocking stuffers or grandparent gifts this year ; )

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