Rock Monsters

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This week when O was looking for a craft to do I pulled out some googly eyes from his craft drawers, which I can’t fully open as my craft cupboard is a mess, so with the eyes and paint which was easily accessible I decided we could try making some rock monsters.

First we needed to collect some rocks from the garden, and let them dry whilst O had soft boiled eggs and soldiers for lunch.  Yum!

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Once they were dry he painted each rock, decided against the addition of glitter today and set them aside to dry.

When the paint had dried he stuck googly eyes on the rocks, some needed glue as the paint was still a little wet and the surfaces uneven.  This was great counting practice as O decided how many eyes each monster should have.

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You could take this further and add spots with stickers or glue wool on for hair, but O decided he liked them as they were (the yellow one is called Banana and one of the blue monsters is called Herbert, the rest remain unnamed).


J x

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  1. March 10, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    oh wow I can’t like these enough. I know all my little ones would love these and so easy to do as well. Will definitely be giving this a try #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    • monsterid
      Jenny Eaves
      March 10, 2015 / 7:57 pm

      So easy and can be decorated however the little one’s like! Have fun if you do it! : x

  2. March 10, 2015 / 8:57 pm

    We love painting rocks – I’ve never thought to stick googly eyes on them and make them into monsters though – cool!

    • monsterid
      Jenny Eaves
      March 10, 2015 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks, they’re so simple to make and easy to add any additions to! 🙂 x

  3. March 11, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Aw these look fab! I keep meaning to decorate rocks with Monkey but haven’t got round to it yet! Must get on with it 🙂 xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday

    • monsterid
      Jenny Eaves
      March 11, 2015 / 9:55 am

      Thank you! They’re so easy and great fun for them! 🙂

  4. March 11, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Good fun activity. Theres something great about painting stones and creating monsters. They look fab!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • monsterid
      Jenny Eaves
      March 11, 2015 / 5:33 pm

      Thanks, it’s such a fun and easy craft! 🙂 x

  5. March 12, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    I love rock monsters. We made them ones, attached magnets to the back, and gave them out as party favors. It was fun. I like the one with three eyes! #LetKidsBeKids

    • March 12, 2015 / 4:21 pm

      They’re great fun aren’t they, love the magnet idea, will need to try that with some smaller ones, we have some spare magnets! 🙂 x

  6. March 14, 2015 / 9:21 am

    These are really cute Jenny, we are planning on making ladybirds once we can get out in the garden and start our Butterfly garden up.


    • March 14, 2015 / 2:09 pm

      Ladybirds are a great idea! I need some more varnish so ours can hide outside too. A butterfly garden sounds great, I was thinking of making a fairy garden with the boys!

  7. March 14, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Such a lovely, simple idea.

    I love these rock monsters and think that T would like them very much too!

  8. March 14, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    Such a lovely and simple craft. I love these and think that T would too.

    Thanks for linking to #toddlerapprovedtuesday again xxx

    • March 14, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Thanks, they are easy but effective, aren’t they. 🙂 x

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