Pet Rocks

pet rocks

The pet rocks in this photo were made by a group of children As you can see, some were painted and others were left natural with embellishments added.

Idea: Use pet rocks as paperweights or make them a little larger and use as a door stop.


  • Rock; smooth flat rocks work great
  • Acrylic paint & paint brush
  • Glitter
  • Googly eyes
  • Pompoms
  • Feathers
  • White glue - I prefer tacky glue
  1. Find a nice smooth rock and wash and dry it. If the rock is porous, you may need to let it air dry over night before painting. If you prefer, you can also buy rocks.
  2. Next is the fun part - decorating. You can just paint the rock, you can leave it natural and glue on embellishments or you can do both - paint then glue on embellishments such as googly eyes, pompoms, feathers and glitter.
  3. If you just paint the rocks, you may want to paint your pet rock to look like a strawberry, lady bug, baseball, basketball or watermelon.

The only limit you have is your imagination. So go crazy and make a variety of rocks.

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