These DIY pet rocks are so much fun. Everyone will love their new pets. The best part is, you can add pom poms and make fluffy pet rocks. This is such a fun activity that will leave you with a new friend. Kids of all ages will love this pet rock craft and the best part is, once you find the perfect rock, it requires only minimal craft supplies.

make rock creatures- painted pet rocks decorated with googly eyes and pom poms of gravel- kids activities blog

DIY Pet Rocks

Make Rock Creatures for some rainy day fun with the kids! This is such a creative and fun craft to do with kids on a rainy, cold or otherwise not-good-for-playing-outside day. This is also a great birthday party activity for kids. If you’re like most moms, then you probably already have the supplies on hand in your craft bin to make rock creatures or pet rocks with the kids.

Related: How to Make Moon Rocks – Sparkly & Fun!

make rock creatures- boy holding blue and yellow pet rocks with pom poms and googly eyes- kids activities blog

Cute Pet Rocks Craft For Kids

These were originally going to be bugs, but we decided to make rock creatures instead. Basically, my daughter began naming them after her pretend friends. At least her pretend friends now have “faces.” Get creative and you can have fun creating pet rocks, pretend rock friends or paperweight bugs.

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Make Pet Rock Creatures

Grab some rocks, craft supplies, and let’s make some super cute pet rocks!

Supplies Needed to make pet rocks-you will need: rocks, paint, hot glue, paint brush, paint, and pom poms as well as googly eyes to make rock creatures- kids activities blog
To make a pet rock you will need: rocks, paint, hot glue, paint brush, paint, and pom poms as well as googly eyes.

Supplies Needed For This Fun Pet Rocks Craft

Directions Needed For This Adorably Awesome Pet Rock Craft

Finished pet rocks- paint, rocks, googly eyes, markers, and pom poms to make rock creatures- kids activities blog
These pet rocks are so easy to make.

Step 1

First, scrub the dirt off the rocks with an old toothbrush and allow the rocks to dry completely (use a hairdryer for faster drying time).

Step 2

Next, paint the rocks. We used yellow, blue, and orange.


You may need two coats of paint and you’ll want to cover your crafting area with newspaper or plastic to protect your working area since acrylic paint does not come out easily.


Afterwards, you could also add a layer of glow-in-the-dark paint once the acrylic paint dries.

Steps 1-4- pet rocks- paint the rocks, glue on pom poms and googly eyes and give it a smile to make rock creatures
Paint the rock, let it dry, glue on pom poms and googly eyes, and don’t forget to give your pet rock a smile.

Step 3

Third, using the hot glue gun and hot glue sticks adhere googly eyes, pom-poms, feathers or any other embellishments to your rock creatures.


Young kids will need an older child or adult to help them with this step.

Completed pet rocks- boy holding blue and yellow pet rocks.
Now you have the cutest pet rocks!

Step 4

Finally, display your rock creatures for all to see!

Our Experience With This Pet Rock Craft

Cat standing next to pet rock creatures outside on a stump

(Cat approved, HA!!)

Kids can put them on a nightstand, a bookshelf or even exchange them between friends. Let your kids show off what they created and they’ll not only feel proud of themselves, but it will also encourage their creativity.

We have our own real pets, but we also love our cute little pet rocks with googley eyes and smiling face made with a bright color and simple materials.

Pet rocks completed as well as steps to make these pet rock creatures.
These pet rocks are cute and easy to make. Kids of all ages will have a blast making these.

Make Rock Creatures {Rainy Day Fun Craft!}

make rock creatures

Make these cute rock creatures. These are the easiest, cutest, and funnest pet rocks to make!


  • Rocks
  • Old toothbrush to clean the rocks
  • Craft paint (acrylic is best)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Embellishments such as pom-poms, googly eyes, feathers, etc)
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks


  1. First, wash your rocks well.
  2. Dry them with a hairdryer.
  3. Now, paint the rocks.
  4. Use a hot glue gun and glue on the googly eyes, pom pom, and feathers on your pet rock.
  5. Let it try and then show off your pet rocks!

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How did your pet rock turn out? Let us know in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you!

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  1. Ha! What a fun and creative project- another goody! Thanks for linking it up to The Sunday Showcase!

  2. My kids are gonna love this! We paint rocks but haven’t used google eyes yet. Thanks for the ideas.