35 colorful rock painting projects for children aged 7+.
In My First Rock Painting Book, craft expert Emma Hardy shows how to take a simple rock and transform it into something truly amazing. In Chapter 1, Fabulous Food, the projects include fun fruit, cute pumpkins for Halloween, and a tasty selection of cakes that really do look good enough to eat! In Chapter 2, Creative Creatures, Emma has designed adorable penguins, a sleeping cat, and an elephant, as well as sea urchins, fish, and colorful googly-eyed monsters. Chapter 3, Patterns and Shapes, has some beautiful ideas for simply decorated rocks, from hearts for a loved one through to striking black and white designs. In Chapter 4, Home and Garden, you can make cacti, flowers, a mobile phone, and even a cute swaddled baby. Hunting for the rocks is a fun activity in itself, as you gather an array of different shaped pieces to work with. What you do with your painted rocks is up to you. They make wonderful decorations on a shelf or mantelpiece, and have a practical use as a paperweight, or you may want to pass on your creations as gifts for your friends.
Emma Hardy is a keen gardener and an equally keen crafter. Emma’s gardening books for CICO include Small Summer Gardens, The Winter Garden, Teeny Tiny Gardening, and Tiny Tabletop Gardens; her craft books for CICO include Learn to Sew, Making Children's Clothes, Quilting in No Time, Hand-Crafted Cards, My First Sewing Machine Book, and My First Rock Painting Book. Married with two daughters, Emma lives in south London, UK.