Garden Rocks for Grandma

Still looking for an idea for Mother's Day for your kiddos to give their Grandma's???
 My Little Man and nephew just spent the morning making these:
Ladybug garden rocks for the leading ladies in our lives!!  My sister and I wanted a way to honor OUR mom's through our kiddo's.  Our Mom loves to garden and has the greenest thumb of anyone I know.... so we painted these pretty rocks so she can think of her grandchildren when she sees them!
We started out with 3 oval rocks and painted them red. 
To help guide the kids when painting the spots, I painted a line down the middle of each rock.  I also painted the eyes and mouth.
The boys painted the spots using black paint and a cue-tip.  We only helped a little!  :)

When the black paint was dry, we sprayed each rock with a coat of sealant to protect the rocks from weathering in the outdoors.

All done!
We made cards with a cute poem on the inside.  The poem is so perfect!  When I was a teacher, my students made these each year for their Mom's on Mother's Day, but I think this will work just perfect for Grandma!!
Of course you can download the ladybug poem here if you want to make your own!!  Enjoy your weekend!



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  1. These are so cute! What a fun idea!

  2. mom24boys says:

    I love this! This would be great for my Bear Scouts to do for mom's day gifts. The poem is great! I linked this on my blog: 4growingboys.blogspot

  3. Patricia says:

    I am loving this idea so much!

  4. Kelsey says:

    SO cute! She's going to love seeing these in her flowers! :)

  5. Beckie says:

    Very cute idea! I love the poem!

  6. Cap Creations says:

    How cute! I think I'll have my boys make some for their nana and grandma! Thanks for the idea!

  7. Mama E says:

    I found my Mother's Day Project! Stopping over from Chocolate Sundaes party.
    -Mama E
    http://www.homeandheartsblog.com

  8. Aww those are so cute! I bet grandma loved them!

  9. [email protected] House of Projects says:

    What a sweet idea!

  10. sbswtp says:

    What a fun project!!

  11. Love the ladybugs AND the boxes! This is my first time at your blog, came from Homeschool Creations link up.

  12. Cap Creations says:

    Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that we made these and had a blast doing so! Come check them out here http://capcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/do-you-like-our-ladies.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. What a fun idea!! My kids would love this, thanks for the idea!

  14. We just made ours, thanks so much for the idea. I may feature these on my blog, i know my mother-in-law reads it so not sure if i should ruin the surprise or not:)
    Thanks again.

  15. Ashlee says:

    What a great idea! My kids would love to make these for Grandma for Mothers day!

  16. Raising a Happy Child says:

    Very pretty!

  17. Kristi Flanagan says:

    Awe – my kids will love doing this for the Grandmas. Thanks so much for such a sweet idea and poem!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds – you are quite the gardner girl!!! Come plant again on Friday!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

  18. Stacy@{share and remember} says:

    Very cute! We're planning to paint rocks later this summer so I will keep this in mind. Love the ladybug rocks & I'm sure my kids will too. I'm hosting a giveaway for a Barefoot book & CD (ends today) if you're interested! http://shareandremember.blogspot.com/2011/04/cow-over-moon-barefoot-books-launch.html

  19. I bet Grandma loved those rocks. Brilliant idea. We have a rock waiting to be painted here too.
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  20. I am a grandma and I can tell you that I’d Love to receive a gift like that from my grandsons! Just adorable!

  21. What type of sealant did you use?

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