Rockin’ Robot Craft

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Take a walk in the creek in search of some good, flat skipping stones. Just don't skip them, turn them into a craft like this Rockin' Robot craft!

If you find yourself spending the beautiful days out in nature, look around for objects that can be turned into a craft. While wading in a creek bed, we found several good skipping stones. After giving the skips a try, we decided to save some and take them home. We ended up then turning them into something FUN — like these Rockin’ Robots!

What You Need
Flat rocks from the creek bed
Silver paint
Paint brush
Lots of other bright colors of paint (or nail polish)

What You Do

  1. Gather lots of flat rocks while you’re out enjoying a day of wading in the creek with your family. Dry them off on a paper towel.
  2. Spread the rocks out into groups to form a head and body.
  3. Paint each rock silver on one side and allow to dry completely. Once dry, turn them over and paint the other side.
  4. Take another color of paint (or nail polish like we used) and start painting geometric shapes on the bodies and make eyes, mouths, etc.
  5. Use a variety of colors to make your robots look great!
  6. Allow them to dry and then play with them. You can interchange their heads and bodies, too.


Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of two rambunctious kids and a new baby!

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