Monday, August 16, 2010

Rock Creations

We arrived home from the beach with A LOT of rocks or as my daughter put it "a whole rock collection".

And so with a little hot glue, miscellaneous craft supplies, and our imaginations we got busy creating.

Group Shot:

CB made this adorable butterfly

and this fun and funky "yellow stripy zebra".

The boy was more interested in the big stick. (Sticks are cool too. Follow your interests, babe.) So some of our pieces became a little more collaborative than usual.

He made these "alien big eyes" and with his approval I added the nose. I dig it-it's like a friendly swamp creature peeking out at you to say hello.

He made the clouds, I made the rainbow-this rock was the perfect shape, I found this to be kismet.

This is BBD's butterfly (I only helped with the gluing and cutting for this bad boy)

You can also go a more natural route and make a little something like this:

I dubbed him DoDo the Doo Wop bird.

We had a good time and that is really what it all is about.

Totally unrelated side note:

I told my teenage nephew that we made these and he texted "Sure, do the fun stuff when I'm gone." I replied, "I can't stop being cool, just because you go home." And he said, "Yeah, u can." Thereby inadvertently admitting that I am cool! Triumph!

Please check out some of these fabulous linky parties. Wonderful ideas and inspiration await! Thank you!

Carnival of Small World Play


C.R.A.F.T. said...

i LOVE the frog :) come on over and link up to MMM!!!

Rebeldream said...

This is so cool. Gotta get me a hot glue gun. (Or, rather, FIND mine...)

Tim said...

C.R.A.F.T.-I am so there! Thanks!

Ginger said...

Hehehehe!! Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Elisabeth said...

These are really cute - all of them!

Treasuring the Moments

Terrell said...

These seriously made me smile!! Soooo cute and creative! Love 'em! I am happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to my Fabulous Friday Finds party, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FFD~

Room to Inspire said...

What a fabulous project for the kiddos! Mine would have so much fun. I love the rainbow...thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this week!


Liz said...

Ahhhh! I love this and so will my son!

I sure hope you will come participate in my link party! You've got a ton of great boy things to contribute! All About The Boy @ The Nifty Nest!


Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

What a fun project~ I have my oldest 3 in school this year and only 1 3 year old at home. I need projects like these to keep her occupied! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

mermaid said...

Oh I love it!!! My favourite is the rainbow :) We haven`t painted any stones yet.. will wait until summer. Good outdoor activity!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Visiting from Small Play carnival and curious - how did you glue the stones? These creations are beautiful!