Thursday, May 6
Craft: Rock Sculptures
We always have a rock collection going on somewhere in the house. I wanted to use some of those rocks for a craft and came up with making rock sculptures. Sometimes when we are out in the woods on a trail we will come across a stack of rocks made by another hiker. The rocks are used as trail markers, the start of a trail or a fork in the trail, and can also be found at the top or peaks too. They are also referred to as cairns. Before starting this craft we went to the river to collect some flat rocks which would be good for stacking.
First they experimented with just stacking them. Which ones worked best for the base and which ones seemed to fit together better.
We used paint brushes and tacky (craft) glue. All that was needed was a lot of glue and a little patience.
The glue held nicely after it dried.
I put them in with a tray of salt for the girls to play with. We found a little rake to use.
They love playing with the salt (although be sure your little ones don't have any cuts on fingers.)
We called it our rock garden. I found the best way to contain the salt was a tray inside a tray and a cloth napkin under that.