Sesame Street Kindness Rocks

Materials

What you need:

  • Flat round rocks of various sizes (you may find them in your own rock garden or available at a craft store).
  • craft paint in the colours of your favourite characters
  • paint brushes in various sizes
  • fine point black sharpie or any fine point marker
  • paint sealer

 

Preparation

For over 50 years Sesame Street has been teaching audiences of all ages everything we need to know with its unique way of always providing a message we all need to hear. The iconic characters have their own personalities and bring important life lessons in their own way. What a great way to share how much love we have for these characters by making a character rock collection your children will love to create and collect.

How to assemble:

  • Step 1: If you are using rocks from outdoors make sure they are washed and dried completely. Round flat rocks will work best for painting and creating.
  • Step 2: Choose the colours of the character you would like to paint and paint the base coat to cover the rock. Let dry. It may need more than one coat to have complete coverage over the rock.
  • Step 3: Once base coat is dry, it is time to create the faces and expressions of your favourite characters. Use smaller fine point brushes to pain in eyes, smiles, mouths. For younger children, this may need adult assistance.
  • Step 4: To make sure your rocks stay vibrant, make sure you use a sealer to seal and lock in the colour. This is an important step, especially if you plan on putting these rocks outside, the sealer will help with the elements.

Sesame Street Quotes:

“It’s incredible where you can go with your imagination.” - Elmo

"Life is like a movie. Write your own ending" - Kermit the Frog

"Bad days happen to everyone, but when one happens to you, just keep doing your best and never let a bad day make you feel bad about yourself" - Big Bird

"Friend something better than chocolate ice cream...maybe friend somebody you give up last cookie for" - Cookie Monster

"You'd be a grouch, too, if you lived in a trash can" - Oscar the Grouch

“Love the fur you’re in.” — Grover

“Elmo thinks it’s important to be kind because if you’re kind to somebody, then they’ll be kind to somebody, and it goes on and on and on.” - Elmo

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