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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It Wasn't A Rock...It Was A ROC Monster!

A couple of weeks ago, we went searching for rocks at Mendon Ponds Park. I had seen a really fun idea for Rock Monsters on Pinterest, and thought it would be a fun project for the boys. We collected rocks of different shapes and sizes until we each filled a big cup.
When we got home, I gave the boys a plastic bin filled with water and they washed the dirt off of their rocks, then laid them out to dry. Once they were dry, we painted them. I like to use Crayola Kids Paint because it washes out of clothing if you follow the instructions on the box and use hot water. Obviously, a plastic tablecloth is a good idea for protecting your table.
Once the paint was dry on the rocks, I gave the boys a container of google eyes in different shapes and colors. They selected the eyes and where they should go, while I used the glue gun to adhere them. I set up the glue gun at a separate table for safety purposes.
Then I used a Sharpie marker to add mouths and in some cases teeth and eyebrows, too.

Of course there needed to be a great Rock Monster Battle. One of the rocks is the Bad Guy, and he's trying to capture the two little Rock Monsters. So all of the Good Guys are trying to fight the Bad Guy and protect the little ones. Awww.
"Me Too" formed his own Rock Monster battle. Basically he just kept lining them up, making incredible sound effects, and turning them over one by one. Awesome.
We keep our ROC Monsters in a basket in the sunroom so the boys can play with them in there, or bring them outside to play. This simple activity took up a whole day, plus it has given them something to play with on a regular basis...a very successful boredom-buster, indeed.

I hope this inspires you to make some ROC Monsters of your own! As always, thanks for reading.

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