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Quick Rock Craft With a Family Theme

Updated on January 1, 2018
big rock family
big rock family

Rock Family Paperweight

Crafts for Sunday School

I started teaching Sunday School in 1990. Although my curriculum through the years usually included activities, I sometimes wanted or needed to do something different. Now that I no longer teach, I often help our supply room coordinator in the teachers' workroom when I am not tending to the church library. We are always experimenting with new craft ideas to reinforce our weekly Sunday School lessons. We also try to do special crafts for Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day.

This year we challenged ourselves to create a Fathers' Day craft with two parameters:

  • use what was already available in our supply room and
  • make it work even for children with no father in the home.

This rock family paperweight was the result, since each child would make a project that reflected his/her unique family.

Photo credit: The sample picture and the picture below are the author's.

Supplies and Procedure

Assemble Your Rock Family

Supplies Needed

  • colored poster board, foam board, or cardboard,
  • felt,
  • smooth rocks of various sizes,
  • wiggle eyes--self-adhesive or glue-on,
  • tacky glue, and fine line permanent markers.

Assembly Instructions

Cut poster board into squares large enough for children's "families." Cut a piece of felt the same size and glue the two together. Select a larger rock for each adult in the family and smaller rocks for each child. Decorate rocks with wiggle eyes and use markers to add smiles, noses, and other features. Arrange rocks on the board and glue in place. Let dry and write names below each rock if desired.

The project shown above was done by an overachiever who included the family's three cats and dog as well as her six siblings and her parents. This projects allows the teacher to encourage each child to appreciate the family God gave them, no matter what size!

Sunday School song:

"The wise man built his house upon a rock.

The wise man built his house upon a rock.

The wise man built his house upon a rock,

and the rains came tumbling down."

Would You Try This Craft With Children? - Let me know the ages/grades you teach.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Interesting craft idea for children. Yes I would.

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      tahirmahmood 4 years ago

      nice ideas

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      @Elyn MacInnis: I had no father in the home at a time when that was still uncommon. I remember feeling weird, even though nobody was unkind to me, of course.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I love that this works for all kids, and ones with fathers not present in their lives also get to shine. That is very kind.

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      Yes I would try this, it is so cute. Great idea!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This is a really cute craft. Perfect for anyone to do!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Cute idea!

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      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      @PaigSr: Thanks! The kids seemed to really enjoy doing this and every family was just as cute as could be.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Love the idea. The eyes looking at me in the main image are what caught my attention and made me want to see more.