You will need:
- A selection of smooth flat pebbles
- Acrylic paints (acrylic works better over childrens paint)
- Ear buds (optional)
Step 1: Paint the stones
Gather some small flat pebbles on a family walk.
Give them a quick wash and let them dry before you start painting.
Paint them all over with bright colours.
Acrylic paints work really well to cover the stones and they dry with a nice shine.
Your monster rocks will look better if you leave the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat.
Step 2: Paint the eyes
Paint little white dots for the eyes.
Step 3: Give them some funny expressions
Use black paint to add dots to the centre of the eyes and to paint on the mouths.
Your child might also want to paint on some teeth, ears, spots, zigzags or other monster details.
Let their imagination flow!
If you want your pebbles to last longer (and if you plan to put them outside) then add a quick coat of varnish too finish them off. It’s always better for an adult to do this bit.
Enjoy your Rock Monsters!
If you’ve enjoyed making these little rock monsters, why not try one of our other pebble crafts? We have Ladybird Pebbles, Unicorn Stones and even a Pebble Hedgehog Family.