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Children's Crafts - Making Stone Animals

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Stone Animals craft project from www.walkaboutcrafts.comYou will need:
selection of stones including some large round pebbles for shells, smaller pebbles for heads and legs and tiny pebbles for eyes.
Pencil and scrap paper
Very fine paint brush
Saucer
Acrylic Paints
Varnish
Epoxy resin adhesive

1. Wash the stones thoroughly to get off any dirt or salt. Rinse and dry carefully. Leave overnight to dry completely.

2. Pick out the best of your large pebbles for the tortoise shells, then choose smaller ones for their heads and legs.

3. On a piece of scrap paper, work out some interesting designs for the tortoise shells. Try to make each one different.

Stone Animals craft project from www.walkaboutcrafts.com4. Squeeze a small blob of acrylic paint on a saucer and stir it with the brush to soften it. If it is too thick, mix in a few drops of water, then paint designs on to the stones for the tortoises shells.

5. If you like, paint feet onto the stones used for legs. Paint eyes on the head stones, or paint tiny stones for eyes and glue them on as described in the next step.

6. When the paint is completely dry, ask a grown up to help you stick the heads and legs in place using epoxy resin adhesive. If you like, use a clean paint brush to paint the entire surface with varnish to give a nice finish.

You can experiment with other animals, birds, insects, fish etc.

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