Rock Insects

These make wonderful paper weights and could be great dad gifts!  We made these as a part of our insect unit.

Mexican Pebble Rocks make the best bugs! I found some of these wonderful stones at a landscape supplier. They are a nice size (palm size.)

I had the children begin by drawing their design in sharpie.  This is important for the painting step.
I had the children paint their rocks with acrylic paints.
We let the acrylic dry.  You can see the sharpie underneath the paint!
The details were added with paint pens.  So cute!

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  1. Lohren Nolan says:

    So so cute! I would love to do these next year!

    Totally Terrific Teaching Tools

    Lohren Nolan

  2. Great idea I didn’t know that the Sharpie Marker would show through. Terrific! Renee

  3. The ladybug turned out so adorable!! Great idea.


  4. Love these! Great for father’s day gift!

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