Animal Crafts

Rockin' Rock Pet Craft

Your mom will never need to yell at you to feed these fun rockin' rock pets -- and they won't make any obnoxious noises or messes either. Get creative and make a whole zoo of these great rockin' rock pet crafts.

The instructions below will show you how to make a spider rock pet craft.

What You'll Need:

  • Smooth, round rock
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Acrylic gloss medium (optional)
  • Two black chenille stems, at least 12 inches long
  • Pink dimensional paint (optional)
  • Two wiggle eyes


  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Cool-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Waxed paper or newspaper
  • Tacky glue

How to make a rockin' rock pet craft:Step 1: Find a smooth, round rock that fits nicely in your hand. Wash and dry it.

Step 2: Paint the rock with two coats of black acrylic paint. Let paint dry. Then, if you wish, paint on a final coat of shiny acrylic gloss medium.

Step 3: Cut the chenille stems in half so you have four 6-inch pieces. Curl the ends of each piece to make arched legs. Flatten out the middle of the stems so your rock will fit on top.

Step 4: Cover your work surface with waxed paper or newspaper. Hold the four bent stems together. Apply a generous amount of glue to the flat center area. Set the rock on top of the glue, holding it down until the glue cools.

Step 5: Optional: Using the pink paint, add a smiling mouth. Using tacky glue, attach the wiggle eyes to the front of your spider.

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