Monday, January 1, 2018

Pet Rock Clock

What a nice way to show off your rocks. This idea has been created for children but, you could make a real pet rock clock, if you're handy with tools.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Rock Fish Pond

This involves painting your rocks and wrapping them up in netting. So, you may not want to use your favourite pet rock. Besides, you will need several rocks for this project, might as well pick up a few strays.

Make it Your Own - Rock Fish Pond

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Drawing with your Pet Rock

I think this is a nice way to include your pet rock in some artistic endeavours. You really only need paper and markers, but some may want to bring out the paint. Remember, pet rocks don't like permanent paint.

Place your rock on a sheet of paper (or a scrap of paper if you're very thrifty or into recycling). Draw around your rocks with markers, pencils, crayons, pencil crayons, water colour paint, or anything else you have that works. (These are the times you remember you should have put the cap back on those markers).

Have fun. Draw a whole scene featuring you pet rock. Put them on a spaceship, a pirate ship, a sunken ship... Then turn the page over and give them a new adventure to star in.

pet {monster} rocks

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Wear a Pet Rock on your Finger

Although this idea is intended for painted rocks, you can skip that part. Also, you might not want to use your favourite pet rock as I don't think it will ever be the same once it has been converted into a wearable ring.

DIY Stone Ring - Kawaii Strawberry Ring DIY - Red Ted Art's Blog

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Cactus Pet Rocks

I don't entirely like the idea of painting a pet rock but... I really like this cactus pet rock.

I bet someone has made a pet rock into a Christmas tree too. Could you even get mini lights on it? Or is that just going too far?

The Best Ideas for Kids - Cactus Pet Rocks

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Rock Balancing

Rock Balancing (stone staking and likely other names) takes patience and a few rocks. You don't have to start with big, heavy, toe mashing rocks. Pebbles of different sizes can make a miniature rock balancing sculpture. If you practice, you might achieve a rock arch.

These photos are from Rhythm of Play. A post about rock balancing for children and parents.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Snap Guide: How to Care for your Pet Rock

Text from the embedded guide. Reposting the text so this won't become a blank post if the embedded link fails.

How to Care for Your Pet Rock
by Nate Emi
Are you tired of everyone talking about how great their cats and dogs are? well now you can impress your friends by taking this little guy home and showing them off.
He looks great in everything. You can dress him up, draw on him, turn him into your favorite superhero, celeb, or leave him as he is and just ROCK! He looks great in everything. You can dress him up, draw on him, turn him into your favorite superhero, celeb, or leave him as he is and just ROCK!
The best part is that he doesn't require food, water, or attention. I know I got sick of my pets dying all the time. He's already potty trained and if he happens to get dirty you can just wipe him off
No need for a leash because he will never leave your side. Doesn't bark, or meow, and doesn't shed so he's completely hypoallergenic and organic.

Can be trained to do awesome tricks. "play dead" or "lay down". You can teach him to attack as well, does require the owner to participate a little. Comes in handy when you're in harms way.
He can hold his breathe forever and dry off quickly. So he will be safe at the beach or pool. Please note they have trouble treading water and will require some retrieving if he is left to swim alone.
... He sinks like a rock...
Now if you don't have a rock you'll need to pick one. Having one in mind is best.
Determine whether it's convenient for your purpose. If its for a traveling companion pick a small one. If its for a friend a larger size is best.

Once you have your rock, you'll have to determine whether it is a boy or girl... This is done by guessing. Good luck.

Your rock will love music. Each rock has its own taste. Contrary to what some might think, mine doesn't enjoy rock, metal, punk rock, indi rock. Which is annoying driving with him. He enjoys classical
Always protect your pet rock. Rocks can get sick too. They pick up moss, fungi, lichen, and other unwanted diseases.
Originally the pet Rock was only available through a limited channel of distribution. Its no longer necessary to purchase high priced pure breds.

There are several places you can find your new pet rock. I found my little guy at an organization for animal rescue (outside in the grass as I was leaving) adopting is definitely the way to go though.

The advantage of adopting your pet rock is that it will already be sprayed or neutered, and will be vaccinated against rock pox.
It's also good to check for signs abuse before deciding. Common indicators are chips or markings from crayons or permanent markers. Not to be confused with tattoos.

If you are fortunate enough to find your pet rock a good mate you maybe able to successfully develop your own strain of rocks. Girlrocks have great maternal instincts which is great for little pebbles
Pet rocks are not as popular as it was in the 70s but there is still a risk of rocknappers. You may want to consider imbedding a GPS chip or at least a collar and ID tag. Pictures to prove ownership
As for safety for you and other, your pet should be up to date with shots. The biggest danger is someone might throw your pet. Especially if someone casts the first stone.
With proper care your rock can be expected to live forever, and just like a parrot, a pet rock will often out live its owner. ENJOY!