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My pet rocks!

Get creative and make your very own ladybug pet rock.

My pet rocks! - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 02

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Paintbrush, Plastic craft eyes (2), PVA Glue, Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Black and Resene Bright Red, Small artist’s brush, Small piece of wood (optional), Smooth medium-sized stone

Top tip: Plastic craft eyes are available from most craft or hobby shops.

Here's another idea: Let your imagination really run wild and create a whole crazy group of colourful rock creatures.

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My pet rocks!

Make a pet rock Another idea: Rock creatures

Step 1
Step one
Make sure the stone is clean then paint with one coat of Resene Quick Dry Acrylic Primer Undercoat. Top tip: stand the stone on a small piece of wood to stop the newspaper from sticking to it.
Step 2
Step two
Once the primer is dry, paint the stone with one coat of Resene Bright Red. Allow it to dry, and then paint it with a second coat. Allow this second coat to dry
Step 3
Step three
Using the Resene Black paint and a small artist’s brush, fill in the details on your ladybug. Paint a line down the centre of the back, a smiley mouth, and lots of black spots on each wing.
Step 4
Step four
Once the paint has dried, use the PVA glue to stick on the two plastic craft eyes. Allow the PVA to dry, and hey presto – your very own pet rock!

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