Easy Art Projects for Kids


Pebble Sculptures
Try making pebble sculptures.
Try making pebble sculptures.
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All it takes is a little imagination to turn your ordinary pebbles into extraordinary pebble sculptures. If your kids have collections of rocks that you don't know what to do with, try making these easy art projects from them.

What You'll Need:

  • Pebbles
  • Thick glue
  • Poster paint or acrylic paint
  • Brushes

How to Make Pebble Sculptures:Step 1: Lay out your rocks and look for interesting features that might suggest faces, animal heads, arms, legs, or bodies. A large, smooth rock might make you think of a beetle. A heart-shaped rock could be part of a pebble valentine. Step 2: Glue the rocks together with thick, sticky glue. Hot glue works best, but kids should have an adult help with the hot glue gun. Step 3: Use acrylic paints or poster paints to paint your figures. Step 4: Decorate your rocks with other natural things you find. An acorn cap makes a good hat. Feathers that you pick up can become tails for your pebble birds. White thistledown or cotton from cottonwoods can make white Santa Claus beards and hair. Give your dog or cat a good brushing and use the hair that comes out as hair for your pebble people. Find a discarded board with a large knothole and put your pebble mice or owls in the hole.Keep reading to learn how your kids can make a beautiful bouquet of flowers from pipe cleaners and paper. For more fun kids' activities and art crafts, check out:

How to Make Pebble Sculptures:Step 1: Lay out your rocks and look for interesting features that might suggest faces, animal heads, arms, legs, or bodies. A large, smooth rock might make you think of a beetle. A heart-shaped rock could be part of a pebble valentine. Step 2: Glue the rocks together with thick, sticky glue. Hot glue works best, but kids should have an adult help with the hot glue gun. Step 3: Use acrylic paints or poster paints to paint your figures. Step 4: Decorate your rocks with other natural things you find. An acorn cap makes a good hat. Feathers that you pick up can become tails for your pebble birds. White thistledown or cotton from cottonwoods can make white Santa Claus beards and hair. Give your dog or cat a good brushing and use the hair that comes out as hair for your pebble people. Find a discarded board with a large knothole and put your pebble mice or owls in the hole.Keep reading to learn how your kids can make a beautiful bouquet of flowers from pipe cleaners and paper. For more fun kids' activities and art crafts, check out: