We LOVE our pets!  And they’ve been keeping us company during this time of social distancing — although probably a bit confused why everyone is home all day. Let’s paint a rock to celebrate our pet that rocks! 

Step 1. Find and clean a smooth rock. The rock can be the complete shape of your pet, (Fig 1) or just paint in the middle using the rock as the background. (Fig 2).

Step 2. As with all rock painting projects, your fingers can easily get in the way and smudge  paint that is not dry. To avoid smudging, don’t be in a hurry. Work in stages, letting parts dry before moving on. If you mess up, don’t worry. You can get another rock or just repaint the background color and start over.

Step 3. If you love your pet rock and want to keep it for an extended period of time, it should be protected with a sealer, like outdoor Mod Podge or clear spray Rustoleum to keep the paint from chipping. Since most of us don’t have sealer on hand, you can do this step at a future date.

We all have different kinds of pets. Check out these cool creations from Pinterest. (Fig 3, Fig 4, Fig 5)