Crafts With Rocks
Who said that crafts have to cost an arm and a leg? These crafts with rocks are super easy to do- and can be done with rocks that you find in your neighborhood. So get your paints and glue guns ready for these fun crafts with rocks.
- Smooth rocks
- Wiggle eyes
- Spray varnish
- Find a nice smooth rock that feels good in your hand and wash off any dirt.
- Paint the rock in interesting colors.
- Spray with varnish and let dry.
- Glue on wiggle eyes.
- Small rocks or pebbles.
- Small paint bushes.
- Water and water containers.
- Magic markers.
- A covered work area.
- A shoe box, yogurt or empty popcorn container.
- Hairspray or a spray varnish.
- Make sure your pebbles are clean.
- Paint words onto your pebbles. You could also use markers instead of paint.
- Choose a number of words -- people, places, things, action words etc. Some good ones are:
- Use your imagination and make sure you draw some punctuation marks on some pebbles as well (comma, exclamation point, period, question mark etc.)
- Once the pebbles are painted, let them dry and seal them with hairspray or spray varnish.
- Put all the pebbles into a show box.
- You can decorate your container with paint or markers as well.
- Play a game of poetry pebbles.
- Each player chooses a number of pebbles from the box and tries to come up with a poem or story.
- Makes for a great way to begin a short story for those times when you have writers block!
- #20 Hemp
- Low Temp Glue Gun
- Cut a 1 yard piece of hemp.
- Attach to the back of the rock with a glue gun.
- Wrap hemp several times around rock, securing as necessary with glue.
- Tie ends together to form a necklace.
- Large Cardboard Box
- Interesting small pieces of gravel (You will need quite a bit)
- String or Yarn
- Simple Coloring Book or personal drawing
- White glue in squeeze bottle
- Crayons (optional)
Wash and rinse the gravel in a kitchen strainer.
- Spread out on towels to dry.
- On your cardboard, use the pencil to make an outline of a simple drawing. (Try not to be too detailed)
- With the glue, trace over the outline.
- Press string or yard onto the glue lines, cutting where necessary to form corners and angles.
- Glue gravel onto the picture .fillling the spaces. You can use all one color, or use different colors for different areas.
- If you wish to have a background, use crayons to draw and color one in.