Monday, October 18, 2010

Easy Rock Mosaic

We ended up going out of town during the weekend, so I didn't get a chance to post this rock project!

You need:
Play dough (recipe here) or
Salt dough
  *1 cup salt
  *2 cups flour
  *3/4-1 cup water
    -Mix ingredients well.  Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
Small rocks
Rolling pin

1)  Roll out dough.  Arrange rocks to make a pattern, picture, or whatever is desired!


The great thing about this activity is it can be permanent or temporary!  If you use play dough, just take the rocks out and start again!  To make it permanent, use salt dough.  Bake at 250 degrees for about two hours, paint (if desired), then seal with several coats of acrylic spray.

1 Comments:

Blogger Brandi said...

Stacie,

Here are a few more "Rock Solid" ideas:

use sandpaper, pepples, and glue to create a picture.

For older preschoolers: If you have a balancing scale, discover how many small rocks equal the weight of one big rock. This would be a fun math activity to introduce the vocabulary predict, weight, equal, balance etc...

another math activity: gather some household things that your children use everyday such as a plate, spoon, sock, brush, toothbrush, book, and/or a toy. Then measure each item using rocks. Which item took the most rocks to measure? Which item took the least amount of rocks to measure? Did any of the items measure with the same amount of rocks?

I know you might have done activities similar to these before, but just in case you had not, I wanted to share them.

Brandi

October 19, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

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