Safari Pet Rocks

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Safari Pet Rocks

Pet rocks are the greatest alternative to real pets for animal-loving children! I am definitely in the minority, but I do not love animals. Ironically, my son LOVES animals. Thankfully his grandpa has two dogs, so he gets his pup time. His favorite toys and activities always include animals: the zoo, the aquarium, the farm etc. So, in an attempt to watch my son’s eyes light up, I decided to get him some safari pets…in the form of rocks. I promise it is so much more fun than it sounds! My son was ecstatic to have a few wild pets.

This craft/activity was a couple weeks in the making. We collected rocks for a while before we were able to find animal head-shaped rocks. I finally realized that you really just need to find round-ish, smooth-ish rocks, and it will work. We did safari animals, because my son is obsessed with the zoo and wild animals right now. You could easily do farm or pet animals instead and personalize this craft to your child’s interests.

This is what you will need for this craft:

Google images of the animals that you want to paint to get an idea of how to paint it. Remember to keep it simple. You don’t have to include every detail; I didn’t even worry about the ears on my monkey and gorilla.

Paint the rocks white first. This will make it so the color is more vibrant with less coats of paint.

Safari Pet Rocks

If you make a mistake, you can typically use a wipe, and wipe it off quickly without much mess or destruction.

If you use googly eyes, put them on last. You will want to spray the protectant layer on before hot-gluing the eyes on. Of course, you can paint eyes on and ditch the protectant spray. I like the look of googly eyes and the finished look of protectant spray.

This is a longer, more involved craft, but I loved making it! My son was so ecstatic to have the zoo come to him. I hope you kids love their pet rocks!

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Pet rocks are the greatest alternative to real pets for animal-loving children! I am definitely in the minority, but I do not love animals. Ironically, my son LOVES animals. Thankfully his grandpa has two dogs, so he gets his pup time. His favorite toys and activities always include animals: the zoo, the aquarium, the farm etc. So, in an attempt to watch my son’s eyes light up, I decided to get him some safari pets…in the form of rocks. I promise it is so much more fun than it sounds! My son was ecstatic to have a few wild pets.

This craft/activity was a couple weeks in the making. We collected rocks for a while before we were able to find animal head-shaped rocks. I finally realized that you really just need to find round-ish, smooth-ish rocks, and it will work. We did safari animals, because my son is obsessed with the zoo and wild animals right now. You could easily do farm or pet animals instead and personalize this craft to your child’s interests.

This is what you will need for this craft:

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