Pet Rocks



When I was little, Pet Rocks were the rage.  I decided to introduce my daughter to this craze and it was a huge hit! She loved creating new pets. Meet her new frog. I loved that she painted a log for her frog and even a lily pad.

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Search your yard for smooth rocks or pick some up at your local craft store like we did. Also be sure to pick up some Elmer’s Painters Paint Pens.

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I love these Elmer’s Painters. They are a no-mess way to paint. The medium and fine tips allow a child make small details with paint with great success! They are also versatile. They paint on wood, metal, ceramic, plastic and fabric……….and rocks! (they are non-toxic but please be sure to use outside or in a well-ventilated area.)

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Now let your child create some new friends!

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Bella decided her frog needed a duck friend!

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These Elmer’s paint pens have become our go-to craft supply this summer. We have made wooden play figures for our sand castle and even personalized a bbq spatula for dad.

About the author
Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy's personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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