Hello everyone! Today I am going to share a new project I have picked up. Being that I have four younger siblings, they love finding new things to play with. So for their birthdays and Christmas, I have made up a batch (that I am adding to) as gifts. With each picture, I will explain what it is and generally how I made them. This is definitely a fun thing to do for your own kids, siblings, self, or family members! Enjoy!
Here is the opposite side of Queasy Cheese! You cannot see it too well due to my light, but he is a sickly green color with moldy cheese spots. Due to the rock’s shape, Queasy is even bent over as if he is sick, which my little brother loved. Again, a similar technique above – always include the white layer first!
After finding this lovely, smooth rock, I contemplated the best option: cookie or pancake? Well, after asking my siblings, I agreed to do both. The smooth side shown here is the pancake, with syrup, butter, and strawberries. The kids loved it!
On the flip, rougher side, I have their chocolate cookie. After I discovered some white remained, I simply said it included white chocolate chips. Again, this was a great hit!
Being a fan of Beyong Good and Evil, I originally intended this to be one of the robots. After further thought, I turned it into a friendly, tuxedo wearing, brown/green haired robot. My brother adored it, along with the others!
Now again, lighting isn’t perfect here. This Christmas tree is actually more tree green than it is here, with green and red christmas lights and a lovely smile. Great Pocket Pet for Christmas!
Unfortunately, the light was being exceptionally a pain here. This is a neat little horse head for my sister, with pink and lime green hair, green eyes, a yellow heart, and a light smile. Originally, I intended this to be a Threstral from Harry Potter, but decided against it.
This lovely penguin is definitely my favorite. The light washes out the color, but it actually has dark black feathers, dark pink eyes, and a yellow beak. The stone is also perfectly smooth, making a perfect Pocket Pet!
This was actually a horse chestnut my youngest sister and I found. My brother, youngest sister, and I spent a couple hours at the park playing various games with these lovely things. Afterward, we brought home three to be painted. I used the natural bark-looking texture of the horse chestnut as the trunk/dirt, and painted on from there. For a quick job, turned out pretty nice!
This one isn’t my favorite, but the kids love her – Mrs. Potato Head (in my own modified rock version). So many white layers were involved in this: white, brown, black, white layer for the lips, eyes, and hair, then the details above that! The hair in particular gave me difficulties because I couldn’t decide between white and pink. I ended up, by mistake, doing a light pinkish white which the kids enjoyed.
Another early favorite of mine! This lovely fanciful turned out pretty nice. It cannot stand up on it’s own, but still a great pocket pet for the kids to enjoy.
Again, the light really washes out the color here! This is a small crawling baby, with vivid green eyes, pinkish red hair, and a purple onesie. She has no arms or feet shown, but is definitely enjoyed by everyone!
I hope you enjoyed! These aren’t overly fancy, but the simplistic, bright colors definitely appeal to young kids. They spend a lot of time using their amazing imagination with sticks, dirt, and rocks, so this is a great way to boost their creativity. In terms of my own inspiration, I pick up whatever pebble that feels comfortable in my hand, take a glance, and decide what it shall be. As you saw, I change my mind quite a lot, yet it all works out in the end. For the kids, I have little tin jars that hold about five Pocket Pets and fits in the pocket.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and have a fabulous evening!