Have you ever noticed that rock crafts, well, rock? I tell you – I have yet to see a craft for kids that uses rocks that I have not loved.
Kim wrote this post for us on how she made rock pendants with her little one and I am so excited to make them with my little guys today. Want to join us?
My daughter loves collecting rocks. She gathers them and piles them everywhere. We have piles of them outside that we use for land art, we have boxes set aside inside for crafts and she has a handful that she keeps on a shelf because she thinks that they are pretty. We decided to turn a few of those pretty rocks into something fun and beautiful.
We started out with a simple clay recipe. We rolled out small balls of clay with our hands and formed different shapes. We pressed a rock into the center of our clay and smoothed out the clay around it.
We used a skinny straw to poke out a hole in the clay above the rock.
We made a few pendants in varying sizes. We placed them on a cookie sheet and baked them at 275 degrees for about an hour. Cook times will vary depending on the size of your creations.
Once they hardened, we let them cool and then used acrylic paints to paint the clay. While the paint was still wet, we sprinkled our pendants with glitter.
We threaded necklace strings through each of our pendants.
Wear them around your neck or just hang them in your room for a lucky charm.
So simple, so pretty, and great fun for those little ones! I love how this adventure starts outside – I really do believe all adventures are best started outside.
I hope you are having a fabulous week friends and that you have an amazing weekend! Here in Ontario we have “Family Day” on Monday, which means no one works and we all stay home and spend the day together doing nothing (since no one is working, or course, that means there is nothing we could do anyway!) But I will be here on Tuesday sharing another neat idea with you.
Thank you so much for reading!