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Pet Rock

Everyone needs a pet to look after... a pet rock is the ideal friend! They don’t need to be fed, you never have to clean up after them and you can carry them around in your pocket.

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  • What supplies will you need for this activity? 
  • Where will you get a rock to paint? 
  • How can you make sure that you are not making a mess while painting your rock? 


  • Wash and dry your rock.    
  • Paint and decorate your pet rock your favourite colours. 
  • Glue on eyes and draw a smiley face.  
  • Give your pet rock a name. Not it’s time to show the world your new friend! 


  • What was your favourite part of this activity? 
  • What was the most challenging part of creating your rock friend? 


  • Rock 
  • Acrylic paint (variety of colours) 
  • White glue 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Sharpie markers

Keep it Simple

  • If painting a rock isn’t your style, draw your dream pet! Don’t forget to create some care instructions so you know how to take care of your pet! 

Take it Further

  • Don’t just paint a rock – create a perfect pet! Use paint or other decorations to make your rock look like a real creature. You could make it look like an actual pet, like a dog or rabbit, or you could create something amazing like a whale, unicorn or dragon!