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Ladybug Pet Rock

 
Ladybug Pet Rock


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What You'll Need:

  • Smooth round or oval rocks (washed and dried) from your yard or the craft store
  • Black permanent marker
  • Plastic googly eyes
  • Acrylic paint in various colors

At the Party

Give each child a rock that has been cleaned and dried, and provide paint and markers for them to create their ladybug pet. Allow the rock to dry, and glue on googly eyes.

Tip: Start this activity early so the rocks have time to dry. Instruct the children not to use large globs of paint. You can also use a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

For older children who want a more realistic-looking ladybug, here's how to create a beautiful ladybug pet rock:
  • Take a black marker and section off the top fourth of the rock for the head. Then draw a straight line down the center of the wings.
  • Select a color and paint the wings inside the black lines.
  • Paint the head black.
  • Create circles on the wings using black paint.
  • Touch up the line between the wings by painting over it with black paint.
  • Allow to dry and glue on googly eyes.

Give each child a paper bowl big enough to hold their rocks and give them markers to draw a garden-grass, flowers, butterflies, etc. At the end of the party, have the children put the pet rocks in their bowls to take home.