Last year we made some rock monsters and they were played with ALL the time, they even came out with us on trips which is how I think we misplaced them. So this afternoon we have made another Rock Monster Family and this time we plan to take a lot better care of them!

You will need:

  • Rocks
  • Paint
  • Painbrushes
  • Sharpie
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue gun

We collected our rocks whilst out on a walk and spent a long time ensuring we found lightly coloured ones to make it easier to paint on them as well as ones that had a nice flat surface. Georgia chose 4 to make a family with plus 1 extra for her baby brother.

We started off by washing any mud off them and then painting them in bright colours (the plastic cap was a hat for one of them!).

Georgia had a very set idea about how each monster would look whilst Jack was quite happy to paint the rock, the table, his hands and the wall!

Initially Georgia tried to paint on eyes and mouth to the rocks whilst still wet but realised this just made a big sloppy mess so we decided to wait unit they were dry.

We left them to dry overnight and the next day added googly eyes using a glue gun – Georgia showed me where she wanted them and I glued them on making sure to keep eager hands out to the way. She then used a black sharpie to add the mouths and a nose and ears to some of them.

These rock monsters make for some create imaginative play and next up we need to make a house to keep them safe so we don’t lose them this time!

More monster fun

If your little ones like making these rocks monsters then why not:

  • Make some paper roll monster puppets from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude!
  • Create some Bubble Wrap Monsters from The Train Drivers Wife
  • Bake some monster biscuits by covering in multi coloured icing and lots of sprinkles
  • Turn some splat paintings into monsters by adding a mouth and googly eyes.

Areas of Learning

  • Expressive Arts & Design – mixing colours, talking about texture, enjoying sensory experiences, constructs with a purpose in mind.
  • Maths – counting, shapes and patterns.
  • Physical Development – handling tools.


rock monster family

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