DIY – How to Make a Pet Rock – Great Rainy Day Activity

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Rain, rain go away …

So far, we haven’t had much of a summer. Georgia and I kept busy for a couple of hours today making pet rocks.

panda pals
Here we have a ‘mom-made’ panda on the left and a ‘kid-made’ panda on the right.

Lizzy and Sam came home and joined in the fun.

an entire zoo of pet rocks
We ended up with an entire zoo of pet rocks.

dalmation baby and mom
This dalmation mom and baby courtesy of Georgia cracks me up.


You’ll need:

Acrylic paints
Paint brushes
Glue (I used –> Aleene’s Tacky Glue )
Various other craft supplies (your choice, but may include –> pom-poms, felt, googly-eyes, feathers, buttons, coloured paper, sequins, glitter …)

pet rock supplies

I highly recommend waiting for paint to dry before adding additional coats, however, my children didn’t find this necessary.

wolf and fox
The two in the middle are a wolf and a fox.

My creation
I was nearly as bad as the kids making several creations.

Have FUN!

MK xo


Lynn · June 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Cute! I don’t do nearly enough craft projects with my kids. I think I’m just not creative enough. But this is a great idea and looks fairly easy to do. We’ll have to try this on our next rainy day.

ladies scarves · June 25, 2011 at 8:11 am

This is really a good bonding activity. I remember this convention I attended, I’m not sure whether it was Easter that time but the we had eggs painted and afterwards displayed in a kids exhibition. We really had fun. This was somewhat similar with the eggs just less cracks.

Meghan · June 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm

So adorable. I have a whole shelf at work devoted to the little rock ‘creatures’ that me, my son and my husband have created. Some of the rocks from when he was younger look a little more ‘abstract’ lol but I love them! So happy you posted this!

Hannah · June 30, 2011 at 8:43 pm

So cute! I’ve done this with my boys and they loved it. I need to buy more googley eyes for future craft projects.

Hire Santa Claus · July 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm

We made these at our kids pre-school and they were such a hit. I thought the kids would not get it. But they just had a blast doing the project and creating a story about the history of there pet.

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