How to turn ordinary rocks and stones from the garden into your own rock band!

You will need:
  • a large round stone
  • cardboard box card
  • poster or acrylic paint
  • a fine black felt pen
  • scissors
Find an oval stone thatís quite smooth.

Take a piece of cardboard box card.

Lie the pebble down, and line it up so that the bottom of the pebble is lined up with the bottom of the card.
Draw around the pebble, just to get the shape, and put the pebble to one side.
Decide what rock musician you want to make.

This one will be a guitarist. Just draw your chosen musical instrument onto the shape of the pebble, so that the bottom of the instrument sits along the bottom of the card.

Try to draw it so that the bottom edge of the instrument is flat, because this will help it to stand up.
Once youíve drawn it, itís ready to be painted.

Paint it in nice bright colours, using poster or acrylic paint.

Once youíve painted it, cut it out, and youíll have something that looks like this.

Itís a good idea to go over all the detail in a fine black felt pen.
Next, you need to create your rock musician.

Take the stone, and hold the instrument roughly in place. Make a mark just above the instrument.
Use a pen or pencil to draw in the character.

Draw the facial features above the mark youíve just made, so that you can see them above the guitar.
When youíre happy with the design, paint it.

Itís very important that you use acrylic paint if possible, but you can use poster paint. Just remember to mix it with PVA glue so that it will stick to the stone, rather than flake off!
When youíve painted the whole thing, and let it dry, youíll have something that looks like this.
Finally, you need to add some PVA glue (donít mix it with water this time) on the back of the instrument, and stick it down on your musician. You'll have to hold it into place until the glue has dried.

You could do other instruments as well, like a keyboard player, a singer or a drummer, or you could design your own rock footballers!

Try it yourself!