Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ladybug Rocks

Summer is almost here and with those warm cozy days come cute little ladybugs.

My niece and nephew live out in the country.  Their house is situated out in the middle of nowhere and every year when spring comes they get a ton of ladybugs. I am not talking about one or even five ladybugs. I am talking about literally thousands of the cute little creatures.

When my little nephew was little about 1-2 years old, his Mommy caught him eating ladybugs! Of course she was horrified but after talking to the pediatrician he calmed her fears and told her they would not hurt him. (Nice to know, I suppose!) lol
This is a fun craft that kids can do. If it's a big enough rock it can be used as a gift. A paper weight,perhaps a door stopper,even a stepping stone for a garden. There are endless possibilties I am sure.
Spray Vanish
Non-toxic paint

Clean rocks with warm soapy water then dry thoroughly or lay on a terry cloth towel to sun dry.
After they are dry paint rocks and allow them to dry. Drying may take a few hours for each.  It is very important to let rocks dry completely before adding a new color or else the colors will run. When done Mom can coat with some vanish.

Just follow the picture to see how the ladybug is painted. It's not difficult at all.

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