Friday, August 13, 2010

Rock Monsters

From the Veggie Tales movie Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie (Widescreen) comes the idea of Rock Monsters. 

(I could tell you all about how the rocks were picked and looked over for texture and pleasing colours, shape and size.  But to be honest, we didn't do any of that.  The boys were loud and I've got a head cold.  I sent them outside to find rocks to give them something to do so I could have some quiet.  Isn't necessity the mother of invention?)

So lets make Rock Monsters!  Grroar!  (The boys are better at the roar than I am.)

You will need:
Rocks of all shapes sizes and colours.  You could even explore and talk about them....
Low temp glue gun (mine is a high temp)
Paper to protect the table

Wash your rocks if they are dirty or dusty.  We didn't and I've had to do some re-gluing.

Find two large-ish rocks with flat bottoms for the monsters feet. 

From there just glue and build.  Children tell the parents where to put the glue then the children place the rock (unless they are very young.  You can judge your own children skill level.)  It's best if you keep them balanced so they will stand.

Rock Monster 041

I wanted them to look sorta natural and peaceful, forest-y with birds singing in the background. you think there is a disco in the forest?  Maybe the cute little gnomes and elves have a disco ball.

Rock Monster 039

I've added this post to Natural Suburbia: Creative Friday. Go Check it out for some great ideas.


  1. macho, macho, macho man
    I want to be a macho man!

    I need to borrow a glue gun.

  2. I love this, and so will my toddler. Thanks!

  3. These are real cool, cheers Marie

  4. Vegbee - Awe, guess what'll be in my head all day? You know where I live...I'll get it hot.

    Krista - They can come apart, so be careful if your little one likes to put things in his/her mouth. Have fun with them.

    Marie - Thanks for commenting. I find myself staring at them frequently, while thinking the same thing.

  5. These rock monsters are so sweet! Thank you so much for posting on Creative Friday and linking to it:)

  6. Linda - Thanks for hosting. I really enjoy your blog.


  7. I love these!!! So simple and so awesome. Roar!