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Design a crazy creature using rocks of any shape or size!

This activity is appropriate for:
1st - 3rd grade / 6 - 8 years

You will need:


  1. Have students wash their rocks with warm, soapy water. If the rock has nooks and crannies, use an old toothbrush to get all the dirt out. Let it dry.
  2. Have students pick the main color for their monster’s “body”—green, blue, red, etc. Have them paint the entire rock that color. Let it dry.
  3. Then, have students paint a bean shape for the monster’s mouth with black paint. Let it dry.
  4. Instruct students to use a toothpick and white paint to paint pointy teeth on the black mouth.
  5. Now, students can dot on eyes with white paint. Using a toothpick, they can add black or red dots for the eyes after the white paint has dried.
  6. Have students use the handle end of a paintbrush to dot on yellow spots (or any color spots they choose).
  7. If students want to add eyebrows, they can use a black marker, or a toothpick and black paint.
  8. Have students cut crinkle strips or yarn into pieces ½" long.
  9. Instruct students to add some glue to the top of the rock monster’s “head” and spread it out with a finger. Encourage students not to use too much glue or the yarn will slide off.
  10. Have students gently place the yarn pieces (standing up) on top of the glue. Let it dry completely.
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