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DIY: Rock Monster Paper Clips

These little rock monsters really inspired me.  
Zoe from Coastal Inspired Creations made some amazing little rock monsters 
using rocks, paint & magnets. They have
captivated my son and we just had to make some of our own.

Visit her site here for her tutorial.  If you prefer to just buy them already made, 
visit her shop here or win them by visiting her blog.

I had on hand some acrylic painted gems for this little project, so I did not
have to paint any rocks.  We also wanted to add our own personal touch, 
so instead of magnets, we made rock monster paper clips.
Here is what we did; you have to include the kiddos for this craft.
  • Sharpie pen
  • White craft paint marker
  • Large paper clips
  • Googley eyes (self adhesive)
  • Rocks/ gems already painted--see Zoe's tutorial
  • E6000 glue or crazy glue -(for gluing the clip to gem)

1. Draw teeth in the shape of triangles or squares with the white paint marker.
2. After the white paint is dry, make an outline with the black sharpie to draw the mouth.
3. Add the eyes, since they already come with adhesive, all you have to do is stick it on.
4. Glue the clip to the rock or gem and let it dry.


  1. These are awesome. Well done! Really nice idea, I love how you've evolved the original rock monsters and thank you so much for mentioning me :)

  2. The white marker is just paint in the form of a marker used for calligraphy. It's called Painters.

  • OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is the cutest! Love to see a project for little boys! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party! Facebook Follower Here!

  • Hi I found you through Happy Hour Projects! I just love these! They are so cute and fun. I would love it if you would be willing to share them at my Link It Up Thursday Party going on now-Monday. Thanks.

  • Yes!! They're more than cute ~ they're Darling!!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  • I'm so glad that I found you on Show and Tell Saturday! This is such a cute idea (and something I can actually do:). Thanks for sharing!


  • These Rock! ;) And you are a STAR at I Gotta Create! I'm featuring you today. Thanks so much for linking up <3

    <3 Christina

  • Love these monsters! I'd love for you to link up your project to Do Something Crafty Friday:

  • Great idea! My son will love these! Thanks!

  • Those are just so adorable! Seriously cute ...



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