Thursday, February 3, 2011
A frog and a "Rockoon"
"It's time to do crafts!" I have been hearing that quite a bit around my house. How can you keep a five-year-old entertained? First tell them to go outside and pick up some rocks. If we had smooth, river rocks, it would have been very nice, but these were probably gravel rocks. Using gravel takes more creativity. A small child doesn't really care. A rock is a rock.
We used hot glue to "build" the frog. After this, we painted the frog with acrylic paints. and we were ready to play, or at least ready to hold down papers on a desk. Can you see the smile that was painted beneath the eyes? This frog can watch you do homework, too.
This is practically a free craft because you can always find rocks.
Our inspiration for rock creatures? Mr "Rockoon," given to me by a very talented artist years ago. See what you can do if you have a good imagination? If nothing else, you can keep a child entertained.