I was pretty excited about this rock turtle craft for a while and after a long nature walk we collected the right rocks to finally finish this painted rock project.
I’ve been imagining this for weeks and am so happy how it turned out and this little fellow is now a proud resident of our garden.
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Isn’t it cute? Now I want to do even more!
Stone Turtle Craft
What you need to make this adorable stone turtle craft
- Stones, 1 larger oval or round and 5 smaller ovals for the head and legs, all should be flat rather than round (we picked up ours on a walk, quite a few bucks or craft stores sell stones too)
- Glue gun (small children can use a low-temperature glue gun)
- Variety of paints – we used some greens and creams (acrylic paints are great because they are waterproof but you can always use other types of paint and seal it with varnish)
- green and black permanent marker
- to brush
Wash the stones and let them dry.
Paint the pebbles green. Color the big cream and let it dry.
After drying, use the marker to draw the details of the turtle shell (you can draw them in pencil first).
Color them green (we used olive green).
let it dry While you wait, you can heat up the glue gun.
Once the glue gun is ready to use, glue the legs and head to the underside of the turtle shell. If you’re the patient type, I’ve found that white school glue does a decent job of sticking the bricks together, but it takes a while to dry (and I don’t know if it works as an outdoor solution).
Draw the eyes and nostrils with the permanent marker.
Isn’t he (or she) the cutest? i want to do more
More rock crafts for kids to do
If you need a unique pet, why not try these rock monsters (they’re super silly)? If you’re looking for something even simpler, be sure to try these Rock Ladybugs.
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