And it would appear that I have passed my obsession on to my daughter Jannique. The poor kid can't go for a walk without bending down to pick up pebbles, stones and rocks along the way. From "sleeping dogs" to "baby dolphins", she finds them, puts them in her pocket and brings them home to add to the ever growing collection at KinderArt headquarters.
I suppose we both come by it honestly. Jantje has always had a "thing" for rocks. But she takes her addiction one step further - making small paintings and large sculptures using rocks of all kinds.
So, it was with great delight that we added Amanda Formaro's Pet Rock Necklace to the KinderArt Summer Camp section. Her lesson plan shows you step by step how to take an ordinary rock, and turn it into something quite extraordinary. A little paint, a piece of wire, some glue, yarn and of course, a rock, are all you need to make this friendly little guy.
Find all the step-by-step instructions here: www.kinderart.com/camp/petrocknecklace.shtml
Have fun and be sure to show us your pet rocks!