Here’s a really cool idea for today.

Find a nice medium sized rock and wash it off (not in your kitchen sink). Dry it off with a paper towel and paint it a color of your choice (or striped or polka dotted or swirled). Wait for the layer of paint to dry somewhat and paint on eyes and a smile (nose, mustache, hat, beard, freckles and brace are optional). It’s probably best to do this portion of the activity outdoors or on old newspapers so that you don’t make a mess.

Choose a name for your pet rock. Then, if your family drinks tea, ask your parents to save the box the next time they finish a box of tea. Cover the sides of the box with construction paper (make sure you can still open the lid) and paint your rock’s name on the box.

Voila! You’ve now got a new pet rock!

Post your pet rock’s name and physical description below!