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Pebble Pets: 50 Animal Rock Art Projects by Denise Scicluna

polar bear painted rock

You all know how much my children and I love creating painted rocks. We’ve hidden quite a few over the summer holidays so were keen to make some new ones. We were kindly sent a copy of Pebble Pets to review, this features over 50 adorable animal rock art designs for the ultimate stress-free family menagerie!

pebble pets book cover

Pebble Pets: 50 Animal Rock Art Projects by Denise Scicluna

Pebble Pets is authored by Denise Scicluna, who also wrote Rock Art. Pebble Pets is a great guide to creating cute and characterful animal rock art projects in a variety of styles. We love decorating rocks because it’s a great craft activity for the whole family. You can see some of our previous painted rock designs here. It’s also a great value craft once you have invested in some decent pens and a bag of smooth rocks.

Pebble Pets: 50 Animal Rock Art Projects by Denise Scicluna

In Pebble Pets you can discover more than 50 adorable rock art ideas for animals in a variety of styles. Projects include woodland creatures such as foxes and squirrels, zoo favourites like pandas and tigers, birds, bees, butterflies, bugs, and a whole host of other animals for you to recreate. The instructions are really clear and there’s even a chapter on what to do with your painted rocks once you’ve made them.

Pebble Pets

This is a lovely book for adults and children. Both my children have enjoyed looking through it. My 6 year old couldn’t wait to make the polar bear and the step-by-step instructions were really helpful. She’s quite impatient when it comes to crafting but seeing everything laid out really encouraged her. I made the sloth as it’s my favourite animal.

sloth painted rock

We’ve made quite a few of the designs, and have lots more in various stages drying! We like making our own designs but it’s also really nice to be able to follow someone else’s designs too. This is a lovely book and one we will be using for quite a while.

Pebble Pets: 50 Animal Rock Art Projects by Denise Scicluna was published by Search Press Ltd on the 26th July. It’s is priced £9.99 and available from Search Press Ltd, Amazon and all good book shops.


  • Reply
    August 17, 2018 at 8:36 am

    You guys did a really good job, i know my nephew would definitely love to paint this for sure.

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    Mellissa Williams
    August 17, 2018 at 11:14 am

    That book looks really good and perfect to keep the kids busy over the summer. I love the penguin!

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    Iris Tilley
    August 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    These look fun too

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