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No-Good Frogs




These frogs are up to no good. They're trying to look nonchalant, but as anyone can see, their heavy-lidded eyes are ready to pop open at the prospect of a fly lunch. Help kids create these frogs and other favorite animals using our technique.



  1. Step 1

    Glue rocks together before painting them, attaching small stone features such as eyes, feet, or beaks to body parts before joining larger parts; attach whiskers and tails after painting. Cement glue makes the strongest bond but should be used only by parents working in a well-ventilated area. (Kid-friendly glues are less durable and are best for rock crafts that will sit on shelves.)

  2. Step 2

    Kids can design a project by arranging rocks until the figure looks right. Use little cushions of nondrying clay to support parts while the glue sets; bread clay works especially well.

  3. Step 3

    You can use either tempera or acrylic paint, but remember that before painting, kids should sketch out their plan: It's easier to envision what the finished project will look like if they draw it first with pencil on paper.

Kids Good Things 2006, Special Issue 2006



Reviews (1)

  • marim 18 Jul, 2008

    it is averygood idea ,youare sogood