Rock Turtle

3 Materials
15 Minutes
A young friend came over today and we were thinking of a good project that would be easy for a 4 year old. I thought this would be cute!
We started checking out all the stones I had tucked away awaiting a project.
I was thinking of putting it in this plastic tray and making like a turtle pond for it....
.she wanted to put it in her yard.....she won...of kids! We played around with the rocks, making a turtle. This is what we came up with:
So...we painted the turtle with acrylic paint. Then she put the eyes on with a black marker. She did the head and feet, I did the body with darker green sharpie.
I think it came out cute! She is so happy! It was so cute when she was showing it to her mommy! (We lost the tail)

Suggested materials:

  • Green Acrylic Paint
  • Green and black marker
  • Rocks

Linda kelley
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  • Lisa House Lisa House on Aug 06, 2016
    What a wonderful memory for you two to share!

  • Ntexas99 Ntexas99 on Aug 16, 2016
    I love any chance to introduce young kids to the concept of using ordinary objects (rocks) and turning them into something else (turtle), with nothing more than a bit of imagination, and some paint. Very cute. A+