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Garden Rock Caterpillar

Posted by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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how to make a rock caterpillar. nelliebellie.com

This fun project is a great way to get your kids excited about the garden! Creating their own rock caterpillar to “guard” the garden is a fun activity for the whole family. It’s also inexpensive and easy! And your child can help gather up the needed supplies!

Supplies needed:

Outdoor paint in the desired colors.
7 large rocks. (body)
12 small rocks. (feet)
2 small sticks (antennae)
Waterproof landscaping glue or Goop.

1. Determine what rocks are going to be where in your caterpillar. Save out your “head” and “feet”.

2. Have your child paint the rocks that are the caterpillar’s body.

Give them a lot of color choices and encourage them to be creative. Be aware that most outdoor paint is not washable so be watch out for fancy clothes!

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3. Paint the “antennae” (sticks), “head” (large rock), and “feet” (small rocks) a solid color such as black or green.

4. Give your caterpillar a face ( or not…whatever.)

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5. After the paint has dried on the head attach the “antennae” (sticks) with your waterproof glue.

Also, attach “feet” to the rocks that are going to be the humps of the caterpillar. You need to attach your “head” to the first rock on the body. Use rocks, bottles, books, whatever you can find to prop them up while they dry. Let dry for several hours.

6. Assemble the caterpillar!

Put the head in place and then balance the remaining rocks onto one another. Use the painted small rocks (that were not attached) for feet.

by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 4:26 PM
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SassyWildflower
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 4:29 PM

this is adorable

clowry02
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 4:31 PM

love this cute idea

piercedbeauty21
by Shaye on Feb. 26, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Cute!! Can't wait for the weather to get warmer, so Dd and I can do this outside. We already started her flowers in this little indoor greenhouse and they're HUGE! 

copperswifey
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM

awwww this is so cute! :)

HisSweetheart07
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:16 PM

thats so cute!! 

lalasmama2007
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Super cute!


diaperstodating
by Angel on Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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by on Feb. 27, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Very cute :)

Bob192
by Member on Feb. 27, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Cute idea!!  I'm stealing it!!

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by Corinne on Feb. 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Cute
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