Monday, May 16, 2011

Funday Monday: Take a Rock Walk

We had the missionaries over for dinner last night (I belong to this church) and my husband got to be their chauffeur for the evening so the rest of us decided we needed something fun to do.  We talked over our options and decided to do a craft. 

So, we gathered up some plastic bags, walked to a big empty lot nearby criss crossed with bike paths and collected a bunch of rocks. 

Zoe had a great time filling her bag.  She said, "Here is a little one! And another little one! And another little one!" Yep.  She likes little things. 

But even little rocks start to get heavy after awhile.  And they can make a hole in your bag when you get too many!

We had great fun chatting and laughing.  The boys pretended to ride imaginary bikes on the bike paths.  heh heh. I have the funniest kids. 

Back at home we pulled out our crafting tablecloth, grabbed a bunch of paint and brushes, unloaded our rocks on the table and set to work. 

Think we have enough rocks? Hmmmmm, I don't know...
Sam made a turtle who has become his little pet. And a ghost and an ice cream cone and an egg. 

Emmett made a chair and table and also his name.

Zoe made a lot of little faces. 

Weston started on a field full of a herd of cows.

I made some wee cute strawberries (snagged the idea from google images). 

We put the rocks together with a hot glue gun, but it doesn't work very well.  I'm going to try using E6000 glue.  I have some of it...somewhere.  I might have to face The Pit of Despair (otherwise known as my craft room) to find it.

Sam's turtle got hungry....


  1. You have way more energy than the average mom. In fact, I think you stole my energy! Give it back! I want it back! ;)

    Super cute rocks. Weston's herd of cows is awesome! And I love your strawberries, but I think you're right; watch out for that turtle. ;)

  2. My kids painted rocks last week too! Although, I had nothing to do with it and made the oldest child be in charge. How could I say no the next day when they wanted to set up shop on the sidewalk and sell their creations (beg for the neighbor's spare change)? I love your kids' creativity. And let me know if you find a glue that works well. We may (this time with Mom) try the fun again.


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