Children has always been fascinated by rocks and stones starting from a very young age. Children can use these stones to make various crafts and homemade games such as tic-tac-toe. For the tic-tac-toe, you can paint on the "X" and "O" or paint the stones two different colors to differentiate the players.
A popular rock craft among children, especially toddler age group, is the pet rock. Children can design their own unique pet or design an specific insect (Eg. Lady Bug or Bee), or an animal (Eg. Dog or Pig). You can also paint a rock for your mom and/or dad so they can use it as a paper weight for their office desk or make a pebble mosaic.
To make this colorful stone covered hot plate, you need to follow these instructions. Get a coffee can lid or like-sized lid. Set the lid on a tarp, newspapers, or garbage bags to protect your tables. Mix Plaster of Paris to a thick consistency and fill the lid about 1/2 the way up. Work quickly before the plaster sets. Scatter colorful fish stones / rocks all over the plaster and make sure that it sets evenly and flat. Do Not Extend the Rocks Above the Lid. You can now allow the hot plate to set before using.
These make beautiful necklaces...all you will need are 12" medium copper wire, 1 pretty rock or semi-precious stone such as agate, etc., long-nosed pliers, clear nail polish or lacquer and a paintbrush. Wrap copper wire around the stone in several directions and twist together at the top to hold stone in place and give a loop for fastening to chain, bracelet or key chain (sketch a). Coat the wire and stone with clear nail polish or lacquer to keep from tarnishing.
Thanksgiving Greeting on Pebbles & Stones Table Decoration Craft for Kids - Have a free afternoon? Go out for a walk, pick up some pebbles them and use them to make a thanksgiving greeting. Its so easy that even pre- school kids can do it!! This crafts activitiy would make a great Thanksgiving table decoration or even centerpiece. Below you will find instructions for this Thanksgiving table decoration.
Make Pet Rocks - This pet rock is a little piggy - make your own pet rock creations - learn how to make it look this good too.
Papier Mache Rock / Stone Sculptures - This is a really cool idea. You start off with a rock and then you add a papier mache / clay like substance to make it into a sculpture. You can make all sorts of creatures and animals using this method.
Painted 4th of July Flag Rocks - Paint patriotic paper weight rocks for Fourth of July time.
Blarney Stones - Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by painting a Blarney Stone with your kids.
Make Musical Maracas with Pebbles, a Stick and a Gourd - This is a fun craft for kids, parents, and teachers. Use gourds, amply grown in the Fall, to make musical instruments.
Another fun kid projects : - - Can you tell that my kids are running the show these days? They are heavy, heavy into kid crafting right now, fulfilling all my motherly daydreams of having delightful children who love to craft as much as I do.
Blarney Stone Crafts : - - In this simple project, a smooth river rock is turned into a small, kissable Blarney Stone.
Blarney Stone Crafts : - -In this funny and easy project, a smooth river rock is turned into a small, kissable Blarney Stone.
Canadian Pebble Crafts : - - You can paint a river rock to make a wonderful patriotic pebble. They make great paperweights or decorations.
Cool Craft Project – Gold Leaf River Rocks - - Decorate humble river rocks with gold leaf to create a beautiful decoration for your desk, home, or backyard.
CD Campfires : - - Recycle an old CD and make this fabulous miniature campfire! This makes a perfectgift for campers who love roasting marshmallows in the great outdoors.
Crystal Rock Gardens : - - Growing this garden couldn't be easier: It never needs watering or weeding, and you end up with a bumper crop of cool crystals.
Dad Rocks Paperweights : - - What dad could resist using this glittery paperweight on his desk to show off your love for him? Paint it with his favorite color or to match his office décor.
Decoupage Paperweights : - - Find out how easy it is to transform an ordinary rock into a treasured paperweight. This colorful paperweight is not only easy to make, it also would make a greatgift.
Earth Day Activities : - - We collected some beautiful rocks and decided it would be fun to paint them!! The rocks are now in my Garden!!
Frog Prince Rock Buddy : Rock Crafts for Kids - - Make a whole gang of these cute critters with just rocks and foam. This is an easy preschool craft that both boys and girls will enjoy. Make the Frog Princess to go with the Frog Prince.
Halloween Painted Rocks : - - If you are looking for some inexpensive, easy crafts for your kids this Halloween, head out to your backyard to start the fun. Have the kids hunt around for different shaped rocks. Long, slender rocks for ghosts, oval shapes for spiders, and just about any stout rock will make a great pumpkin!
Hedgehog Pet Paper Weights : - - In this tutorial you will learn how to turn a rock into a pet hedgehog.
Homemade Stepping Stones : - - Stepping stones cost a pretty penny at garden supply shops, but your kid can make one cheap by raiding the local craft and hardware stores. Plus, you'll finally have something to do with all those seashells your kid collects every time she hits the beach!
How to Create Colorful Wax Rocks - - Lots of kids love collecting rocks, so give them something to truly enjoy and collect when you hide these beautiful wax creations in their rooms or in the garden. While you have to be careful that they do not leave the rocks somewhere hot to melt, this craft is sure to be fun for you and for your kids.
How to Make a Different Pet Rock - - Want to make a pet rock, but not want the same old type of pet rock? Perhaps you are bored with the typical types of pet rocks you have seen? Want a craft to do with your child? This is a fun idea to make a different kind of pet rock.
How to Make a Felted Rocks : - - I've seen these in many craft shows and galleries and wanted to try them myself. They are super easy and fun to make. I love taking the small ones everywhere I go!
How to Make a Pet Rocks : - – A pet rock is a great alternative for anyone who wants a pet but does not have the space or time to take care of one. It is also a perfect pet for bad economic times because you do not have to spend money on food, vet visits, and toys. Find out how, using a rock and some basic craft supplies, you can create your own pet with lots of character!
How to Make Beach Treasure Pendants : - - Have you ever wondered what you could do with all those beach glasses and pebbles that your children collected at the beach?
How to Paint Designs on Rocks : - - Painting Rocks is a great craft for all of the family. Make designs on rocks by finding smooth rocks of all shapes and sizes. They can be found in gardens, or at the seaside. Wash and dry the rocks. Paint the rocks in the color of choice. Allow to dry and paint over to make the rocks different and darker shades. Use a marker or pencil to add detail to the rocks and then paint.
Inspirational Stones Crafts : - - Hit rock bottom and can't figure out what to do to keep your kids occupied? Help them create some rockin' personalizedgifts for any occasion with some rocks and a little inspiration. This is one case where getting a bunch of rocks as a gift won't be a bad thing!
Kid's Art Craft: Painting Rocks for the Garden - - It is great to set up a craft for your kids that you can actually use and enjoy later. Painting rocks is one of those special crafts. We used acrylic craft paint and spray it with a shellac to preserve the paint, otherwise it will wash off in the rain. The stones make nice garden ornaments and greatgifts for family and friends.
Kiddy Aquariums : - - The children can do this. They could collect the required things. It can be used to decorate children's bath or give as agift to their friends.
Ladybug Rocks : - - Kids can make these adorable ladybugs as shelf decorations or as a paperweight for Mom or Dad's desk. While the average ladybug is red, ours come in several vibrant colors. Let your kids pick their favorite!
Ladybug Rocks : - - Pet rocks are popular again! Make this cute one for yourself or someone you love.
Lucky Blarney Stones : - - Your children will feel lucky all year long, not just on St. Patrick's Day, when they make this decorative stone—and that's no blarney!
Moon Rock Crafts : - - I am pretty sure that real moon rocks don't look nearly as nice as the kid's versions will! Just put out a variety of materials, show them a few painting methods, and they'll take it from there.
My "Pet" Rocks : - - A basic need is something that every living thing requires. The basic needs of all living things include water, food, shelter, air and space. Without these basic needs, living things will not survive. In addition to providing the basic needs, it is also important to provide love and attention, especially when caring for pets. Ask students to bring in a rock. Using a variety of craft materials, students will create and construct their very own pet.
Oh shiney rocks! : - - I dig through and find all kinds of fun goodies, however I don’t give the kids specific projects, I simply give them the pieces and let them play. It’s amazing how little parts of art can occupy hours in a day.
Oriental Table Warmers : - - This is a great way to present your serving dishes at your next dinner party.
Painted Garden Stones : - - This activity was next to nothing to make and the kids had a lot of fun not only painting the rocks but having a little fun exploring as well.
Painted Pebbles : - - Turn a pile of stones into ornamental artworks that will spruce up a garden bed, a potted plant or a windowsill.
Painted Rock Napkin Holders : - -Keep your napkins from blowing away during barbeques and picnics with a painted patriotic rock. This is a FreeKidsCraft.com original project.
Painted Rock Playsets : - - Here's something to do with all of the rocks that seem to magically pop out of the garden each spring: turn them into a colorful, interactive art-and-building set for your kids.
Painted Rocks : - - Kids can let their imaginations run wild when creating creatures out of rocks. They can think about how to use the different shapes to make their own creation.
Painted Rocks Paper Weights : - - Get your rocks and wash them. Do not paint till dry.
Party Pebbles : - - Need a quick party favor, napkin holder or decoration? Start by collecting interesting rocks from the nearest park, lake or beach, or purchase a bag from a floral-supply or arts and crafts store.
Patriotic Pebble Crafts : - - You can paint a river rock to make a wonderful patriotic pebble. They make great paperweights or decorations.
Pebble Mosaics : - - I made a batch of playdough in a "natural" color and then had the kids make their mosaics on this. It provided a great substance for the pebbles to "stick" too, and they could experiment with this technique over and over again.
Pebble Mosaic for Kids : - - You've probably seen magnificent mosaic decorations made from glass and stone in a church or museum. Now you can make your own pebble mosaic for kids!
Pebble Pets : - - Make no-fuss pebble pets that you can carry in your pocket. They don't shed and don't require feeding. Just keep them away from water - they'll sink immediately if dropped!
Pet Rock Paper Weights : - - This quick kids craft project is easy to make and can be turned into a long craft project by collecting the rocks from the beach or around your garden.
Pet Rocks : - - Pet rocks are a fun way to express your creativity and your own personal style. Whether it’s a cute animal or a creepy creature, pet rocks are lots of fun and have no limits!
Pet Rocks : - - Part of the fun with this '70s-inspired craft is hunting for the perfect rocks to decorate, making it a fitting project for after a nature hike or during a birthday party.
Picture Frame of Stones Craft Project - - This frame project is fun for kids and adults alike. Any plain wood or craft frame of any size will work for this project.
Prayer Rock Crafts : Arts and Crafts Projects with Rocks - - Here's a birthdaygift we recently made, a fun and easy craft for kids.
Preschool Craft- Pet Rocks : - - I loved my pet rock- I don't know why I had an attachment to a rock, but for some reason kids like this sort of thing.
Really Ridiculous Rocks Crafts : - - These ridiculous rock animals are very easy to create. They make great paperweights or decorations.
Rock Animals : - - Study the shape and shade of a rock for clues to its inner nature. When you are ready to design, begin by arranging the rocks until the figure looks just right.
Rock Art: Creating a Gratitude Stone : - - Even though Thanksgiving is still a few months away, it’s never too early to begin teaching children about being thankful. The more gratitude a person tends to have in life, the happier they generally are. Keeping that in mind, who doesn’t love to see their children happy? This very basic craft is easy enough for Lil Crafters as well as thoughtful enough for Junior Crafters.
Rock Bugs : - - It's easy to watch bugs all day long -- especially when you make them yourself. Create your own insects out of natural materials and pose them around your campsite. You'll find some suggested bugs below, but feel free to use your imagination to come up with others too.
Rock Crafts : - - A creative way for kids to use the stones they stumble across is to turn them into animals, people, or objects.
Rock Crafts for Fun : - - Sometimes I pick up a rock just because it has a nice shape. I'm not a mineralogist like Mikey, actually I'm not even a rockhound. I'm an artist, and I like rocks and minerals because they are pretty.
Rock Family Plaque : - - This adorable craft is so easy and looks marvelous sitting on a shelf or on Dad's desk. A greatgift for Father's Day!
Rockin' Garde : ns - - This tabletop Zen rock garden lets kids display a collection of souvenirs from their summer travels.
Rockin' Little Turtles : - - Here's how to make a lovely little turtle from rocks and small pebbles. I think this craft project is an excellent summer nature craft for camp, scouts or guides.
Rockin’ Rock Sculptures : - - Turn ordinary stones into sculptures that rock! When the designs wash away, create new decorations.
Rock Men : Crafts Activities with Rocks, Stones, Pebbles - - Let the kids show their creativity with this simple project.
Rock Monsters : - - Design a crazy creature using rocks of any shape or size!
Rock Necklaces : - - Use a rock collected from a special place or during a special outing.
Rock Necklaces : - - A variation on the age-old nature necklace, these wire-wrapped pendants are fun for kids to trade. Some girls paint their names on one side and their best friend's on the other, and wear them as a proclamation of their unbreakable bond.
Rock Owl Paperweights : - - You've heard of the great horned owl, the barn owl, and the snowy owl. Would your room at home make a good habitat for one of them? Probably not! Owls are nocturnal birds of prey that need plenty of space to hunt rodents and other small animals. Hunting at night is something that owls do better than any other bird.
Rock Paintings : - - With summer coming many of us see ladybugs everywhere. Why not create some special ladybugs you can keep on the porch or even inside in some special places? This is a fun craft that kids can do. They may need some help with putting the tape on to evenly paint a straight line, and you also may want to handle the permanent marker (for putting dots onto the ladybug) – but otherwise should be able to negotiate the project just fine on their own.
Rock Painting : - - A number of moms have requested ideas for hot-summer-afternoon craft projects, so here's another idea I think might go over really well with the little ones, and is interesting enough to capture the attention of a child of any age. And while you're at it Mom, sit down and do some creating yourself. This makes the project even that much more enjoyable for your kids.
Rock Painting & Rock People Kids Craft - - Rock painting is a great and fun children's activity. Kids love to pick up rocks, and find different ones that are cool, neat or fancy.
Rock Paperweights : - - If you're spending part of the summer at a cottage or near a beach, making these rock paperweights can keep small hands active. Kids don't need much more than rocks, paint and imagination.
Romantic Rocks : - - This is an activity and craft for the whole family to grab hold of. Find heart-shaped rocks out in the wild and then tame them at home.
Sand and Pebble Mirrors : - - Even the pesky pebbles from your garden can be put to good use in this Zen garden-inspired frame. A mixture of tile adhesive and craft sand make a textured grout that will hold your found pebbles securely in place.
Shake a Shakers : - - Do you want to belt out a song, but need an instrument that will keep the rhythm and add to the effect? Why don't you try making a 'shaker' that will do the trick?
Stacking Rocks : - - These rock formations make a great paperweight or are fantastic to just display! Collect rocks from different places and write where they're from on the bottom for a great memento! It's perfect for a Father's Daygift!
Strawberry Necklaces : - - Our Strawberry Necklace is an original summer craft for kids to make - with the added benefit that they can wear it proudly!
Stone Craft Ideas : - - With some paint and a little imagination, your party gang can turn a pocketful of stones into stone people and stony-faced creatures. Prepare the workspace for this stone craft, and have a blast!
Stone Dolls : - - They are such a perfect little canvas! Holding a little part of the earth seems to ground and inspire me all at once... mmm...smooth stone in hand and time disappears.
Stone-faced Pumpkins : - - Looking for a rock-solid decorating idea to charm your visitors this year? Try lining up a windowsill collection of these mini stone jack-o'-lanterns.
Swirly Stones : - - This simple project, adapted from "Summer Crafts" by Marjorie Galen (Hylas, 2005), transforms rocks into giant waxy jewels. The secret ingredients? Crayons and heat!
The Five Acient Ghosts : - - Take your clean jar. Put fiber stuffing in it to make sure you have enough.
Tons of Thanks : - - Here’s a clever way to say "Thank you!" Even young children can be creative with these easy-to-make, practical paperweights.
Treasure Rocks : - - To make the dough mix all the dry ingredients together.
Treasure Stone Crafts : - - Make a fun stone using this recipe. It even has a hidden treasure inside.
Turkey Pet Rocks : - - A group of these cute pet rock turkeys will be part of our Thanksgiving table centerpiece this year. We'll let all the grandparents keep one, too!
What’s below the Earth’s Surface? : - - Is your knowledge about the Earth’s layers rock solid? Create a down-to-Earth 3-D display with Crayola Markers.
Wrap Necklaces : - - Here's
a way for your kid to show off that lucky pebble or one-of-a-kind
beach find he picked up during a recent adventure.