In “Cub Pet Pals” we are bringing home a new pet for the boys.

Pet Rocks

Collect an assortment of rocks. Use glue, clay, and paint to transform them into animals.
Choose rocks that remind you of an animal’s shape: A long thin rock might bring to mind a fish,
while a more squat stone may recall the shape of a frog, and an aggregation of smaller and larger
rocks could become a turtle. If you are assembling an animal such as a turtle—which will require
a flat rock for the shell, four small rocks for the feet, a long, thin one for the neck, and another
skinny rock for the tail—glue the pieces together with cement glue before you paint them. (If
you are doing the project with children, you may want to use a kid-friendly glue; it won’t be
quite as durable, but if you’ll be displaying the piece on a shelf or somewhere out of reach,
durability is less of an issue.) If you want, affix tiny pebbles for eyes to the turtle shape or that
of any animal you choose. Make cushions from non-drying clay, such as Fimo clay, to support
the various parts while the glue dries.

Cobra Pencil

You will need:
● 1” Ball white clay ● Acrylic paint – ivory & black
● Satin glaze ● Pencil (preferably with no eraser)
● Paintbrushes ● Ruler
1. Knead clay till soft and smooth. Roll on a flat surface into a 12” long rope leaving one end (the
head) 1 1/2 " wide. Taper the other end (the tail) to form a point.
2. Rest head on side of the pencil then wrap body around a pencil several times, ending with tail
folded back and forth in an “S” along the same side as the head. Bake on an oven-proof glass surface
at 275ºF for 15 minutes per 1/4" of thickness, with good ventilation. DO NOT USE
MICROWAVE OVEN. Avoid over baking. Thicker pieces may require additional baking
time. Let cool, and then remove the pencil.
3. Apply ivory paint to the snake. Dip tips of brush in black paint. Blot on paper towels. Dab brush
randomly along head and body. Dot eyes and nostrils black with the end of a paintbrush. Let dry.
Coat with glaze.
Option: Substitute eraser clay instead of regular clay to make a snake that will devour all your

References / Source:
Great Salt Lake Council

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