Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pet Rock Crab


That titles so close to being Rock Lobster that now I want to make an actual rock lobster just so I can title a post "Rock Lobster"as a B-52's homage. Anyway- Here's a recycled post I hope you'll like. I first wrote this back in 2009 (when I think about 3 people read this blog) so for many of you it will be new and not recycled at all. It's an oldie but a goodie- the painted rock.

I used to color and paint on rocks all the time as a kid. I loved to collect interesting looking rocks and pebbles on beach vacations or playing outside- some were interesting enough that I kept them as rocks, some just seemed like they wanted to be something else- a dog, a dinosaur, a rabbit, a turtle, or like today's rock from the garden- a crab.


It's been eons since I've decorated a rock- but there's something about them that's just too cute.

For this little crustacean I painted the rock red, while that was drying I dug through some mini seashells.

I found pointy ones that reminded me of claws and white ones I thought would make interesting eyes. For the claw I glued a smaller pointy shell inside a larger one. At the last minute decided on googly eyes instead of painted eyes so I glued those onto the white shells.

Once the rock was dry I glued the eyes and claws on- and gave Mr. Crab a happy little smile with a sharpie.



6 comments:

  1. i love anything that makes me smile, giggle, laugh...and your little critter made me laugh a little.

    Thanks for sharing! And for making me smile :)

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  2. Thanks Liss- I'm so glad it gave you a laugh and a smile. Comments like yours make my day!

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  3. so cute. I would love for you to stop by http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/ on Monday to link up your pet rock and any other projects you would like to share.

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  4. Rock critters are definitely one of the favorites with kids at rock shows. But this little guy - the BEST! You are a genius - you know that right? I know that!

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  5. Thanks Crystal, Jaime and Pam for taking the time to leave a comment- made my day!

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