Kids Craft Activity: Pet rocks

Pet rocks are a fun and creative activity for the kids.  Last school holiday’s my kids made some funky pet rocks.  We searched around the neighbourhood for some cute little rocks, we had just as much fun searching for them as we did painting them.  It turned into a treasure hunt looking for THE perfect rock, had to be smooth, not too big and fits perfectly in their little hands.

They made 4 each, keeping 2 for themselves and gave one to their teacher and a friend when they returned back to school.

Kids Craft Activity: Pet Rocks

Supplies needed:

  • Rock
  • Paint
  • Wobbly eye’s
  • Craft Glue
  • Wool
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper to lay down

Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

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How to make it:

  1. Wash rock with soap and water, allow to dry.  This will enable the paint to bond with the rock.
  2. Paint rock desired colour and add patterns if you like.
  3. Glue on wobbly eyes
  4. Paint on a nose and mouth
  5. Gather some wool for the hair and glue onto top of rock.
  6. Allow to dry before playing with.

Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

More Pet Rock Ideas

such cute teeth. image credit: coastal inspired creations

Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

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Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

A really sweet pet bee rock. image credit: etsy

Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

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Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

image credit: Kayboo Creations

Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

This Spring DIY is so adorable! This is so simple and will be sure to give your home that spring time happiness everyone is longing for. This is the perfect craft do with the family! image credit: a little craft in your day

Kids Craft Activity - Pet Rock

This penguin is adorable. Image credit unknown.


Add a few rocks together to make a caterpilla.  Image credit: Nellie Bellie


colourful bugs. image credit: fler


This post was originally published on September 29th 2010 and has recently been updated.


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