Halloween is just around the corner. Time for the spooks, ghouls, jack-o-lanterns, and monsters to come out from hiding and show their faces to the world. Well, some of them can. Monster Rocks still have to get their faces on….literally. It isn’t easy being a cute little monster and there has to be time for the beautification process.
At this point I know some of you are asking a simple question…What is a Monster Rock? Don’t worry, I had the same question when I was told about these little creatures. Turns out the answer is simple. A Monster rock is…a rock. Well it’s actually a painted rock with Monster Googly Eyes. They are also extremely fun to make and adorable.
The beautification of a monster rock isn’t hard, it just takes a little time for the paint and glue to dry. This provides the perfect opportunity to help kids hone the skill of patience. The wait might be like watching paint dry But Monster Rocks are worth every second.
To make Monster Rocks you will need:
Step 1: Find the perfect rocks that will make the best monsters. These rocks can be in any shap you wish, the weirder the better.
NOTE: Be sure you are allowed to remove the rocks if you find them outside of your backyard.
Step 2: Wash the rocks of all debris. They need to be clean of dirt, dust and other particals so that the paint will stick to the rocks. Of course, after they are painted feel free to add grass, moss, leaves or other items to make hair, arms, or whatever you can imagine.
Step 3: Paint the rocks. Have the crafters choose their favorite colors to paint the rocks. A hot pink monster is just as cool and a blue monster.
Step 4: Let the Paint dry. One of the hardest things to do is wait for paint to dry. This is a great opportunity to hone the skill of patience. Maybe go for a walk, collect fall leaves, or carve pumpkins to pass the time.
Step 5: Once the paint is dry, it is time to glue on the eyes. Whether it is one eye or multiple eyes, make them googly and make them monstrous.
Step 6: Wait for the glue to dry. Oh snap, another waiting game. Depending on the glue this can last minutes to over night. Whatever the case, the eyes need to be stuck on tight before they can be little monsters.
Step 7: draw a mouth or nose. If the rock monsters need noses or mouths, now is the time. Take a marker and draw them now.
This finishes the Monster Rocks and they are ready for display!