I wanted to share a cute craft for the garden. If you are like me you might have a garden bed that is lacking a lot of color. It has shape and a lot of greenery but not a lot of color. I have a bed like that, not because I don't try but because my dogs will not stay out of it and stomp anything I plant. I have decided to create a bed of color with "things" instead of flowers. My petunias and zinnias are giving me a little flower color in the broken birdbath I turned into a planter, and I have my elephant ears that give me some body in the bed with their big, broad leaves. I have a couple little ceramic planters, but what was growing got drowned with all the rain. So, I gathered some rocks from around the property. I soaked them in a bucket of bleach and water and then rinsed them and set them out to dry. The next day we painted them red and dotted them black. I am going to let my quick crafty lady bugs put a pop of color in this bed.
This is a great craft for the kids to do and will give them a bit of pride when they see they have added their own art to the landscape.
|A quick, all over coat of red on a washed and dried rock|
|Ready for the black dots|
|Black dots, a couple of eyes, and some antennae, with a little happy smile and we have a cute garden ladybug|
What a great way to let the kids create a few artsy crafts that will add some zip and color to any garden bed or flower pot on the porch. I am going to get some green paint and we are going to try our hand at making some rock frogs too. I will share that craft when we get all of our supplies.