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Cute Kids Activity: Make Your Own Stone Pets

Cute Kids Activity: Make Your Own Stone Pets

Sweet graduated kindergarten a few weeks ago (agh! where does the time go) so we are already in full swing summer mode around here. She’s the kind of kid who likes to have a good plan and loves all things arts & crafts. She always needs a “project” on the horizon and loves spending time with mom.

Years gone by, I would start to stress around this time – making long lists of all the things we wanted to accomplish and combing the web for fun activities we could all do together, but this year I’m taking a more relaxed approach.

I’ve got my summer Pinterest board stocked and ready to go and I have my trusted copy of the Camp Mom Summer Activities Pack to keep us organized and having fun.

Sweet has already made a long list of which projects she wants to do first and is reporting them to me each morning. Yesterday, she could hardly wait to make these adorable “Stone Pets” inspired by Red Ted Art‘s activity in the e-book.

First she made Teeny Tiny, a sweet little pig that could charm even the angriest of birds …

great afternoon activity for the kids - make your own stone pets

Then Cha Cha Cha Cha, a vivacious bunny with a  penchant for all things sparkly and fun.

great afternoon activity for the kids - make your own pet rocks

Froggy, a small frog from a big, big pond

cute little pet rock frog

and Foxso, the rabbit who thinks he’s a fox.

pet rock that looks like a pet - this ones a rabbit made by a 6 year old

To make these, we selected some flat rocks with an interesting shape from our rock garden.

I supplied her with shiny stickers, googly eyes, glue dots and a bottle of glue, felt, markers and scissors and let her imagination do the rest. I love how these turned out and she does too.

I’m sure this is just the beginning of our stone pet menagerie and the start of a wonderful summer filled with fun activities thanks to 20 Moms and the Camp Mom summer activity pack.

Next on our agenda, we’re making homes and accessories for our beloved “pet” rocks … stay tuned till the next episode.

Find out more about this great resource and how you can get yours a bunch of other summer reading materials for a great price today.


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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12 thoughts on “Cute Kids Activity: Make Your Own Stone Pets”

  • This post makes me so nostalgic! Every summer my family used to rent a cabin on the Frio and my grandmother would bring her paints and my cousins and I would paint rocks!! I loved it!! I totally need to do this with Luke!

  • Super SUPER cute!! I believe (I will have to check) that I pinned froggy! So fun!

    It was good chatting with you the other night! You are just as lovely in “real time” an online! The best day will be when we can all actually meet in person! I had so much fun at the hangout and we should do that again soon!

    xo!! C

    • Thanks Caroline! I had a blast chatting with you too … you know what? I could feel the Carolina in you. Might be since i just got back from a trip home, but I could tell immediately we were from the same place. You know that friendly charm – we were fortunate enough to inherit. Can’t wait till we get to hang out in person!

      • I feel the same way about YOU! I can’t wait to hang out in person as well. Southerners certainly aren’t perfect but we do know how to be warm, right? And it really does come from a genuine place. I also think we have the gift of great storytelling and gushing, both of which I love! :)

        You take care and give me a shout if I can ever give you a hand with anything. You amaze me with all you do online!!

        XO!! C

  • These stone pets are so sweet. My wife and I will rummage through our collection or rocks we collected over the years on vacation. Beach rocks are so nice and smooth – great for doing this with the grandchildren………thanks!

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  • So simple and yet a wonderful activity. I am going to try this with my kids. Using rocks from places kids have been to, is also a good way to remember that place. We have a bagful of rocks from places we have been to. I am going to use those rocks. Generally we just make crafts from either http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/craft-activities/holiday-seasonal-crafts or http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/crafts. The stone pet idea is great – thanks!

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