Hedgehog Rock Pets

Rock Hedgehogs

Remember when you wanted a pet, but your parents said no? In order to prove how responsible you were, you might have taken care of a pet rock! This was probably a rock you found in the backyard with googly eyes, and that you kept in a box (at least until you got bored). And now your own children probably want a pet of their own. But what if we make a more “cuddly” option? Today we are trying a new take on an old classic, rock hedgehogs!

What you’ll need:

  • Small flat stones (found at your local craft store or your own backyard)
  • Small paint brushes or foam brushes
  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Tan acrylic pain
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • LOTS of paper towels (We’re talking about kids and paint here.)

How to make it:

  1. Wash any dirt off your rocks and dry them. Apply tan paint to the front part of the stone to create the head. Let dry.
  2. Apply brown paint to the rest of the rock to create the body. You can add texture with wavy lines!
  3. Still using brown paint, make a nose at the front of the tan section. Let stone dry completely. (Might be a good time for a snack or a nap to distract your little one.)
  4. Once dry, use the black Sharpie to make the eyes, little nostrils and spines.
  5. You’re done! Let your child take care of their little hedgehog. (At least until they start asking for a REAL one.) Maybe they will have a little pet rock collection of their own!

Thanks for reading!

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