Show & Tell is all about sharing amazing resources with my readers, and this resource is sure to become one of your favorites too.
Today on Instagram, I shared these amazing rock faces that Little C, and I made. I immediately got such a great response, that I decided to share where I found these facial feature printables, so you can make rock faces with your kids too.
These rock faces were extremely easy to make. Here is a short list of the materials I used, including direct links to the Twinkl resources I used.
- River stones, or other large, flat stones.
- A sponge brush
- PVA glue (school glue)
- Facial features printable from Twinkl
- Printable I used for the mouths (also from Twinkl)
- Wax paper
- Collect your materials.
- Download, and print out your facial feature documents. If you use the mouths from the second resource I provided a link too, you will need to shrink the mouths to about half their original size. I just stuck them on my copier, and selected 50% of the original size. I like using the mouths on the second document, because they are more expressive.
- Cut out all of your facial features. I would recommend cutting them as small as possible.
- Match up your facial features to your rocks before you start gluing. Some facial features fit certain rocks better.
- Pour some glue into a small bowl, and grab a sponge brush.
- Brush glue onto your first rock, and place a facial feature on top of the glue. Smooth the edges down, then add a layer of glue on top. I used my finger to gently rub a layer of glue on top.
- Place your rock on top of some wax paper to dry, and repeated the previous step with the rest of your facial features.
- Let your rocks completely dry, and then enjoy your child’s excitement when they get to create funny mismatched faces.
Look how fun those faces are! I hope you love these rock faces as much as we do. Building a face is definitely educational for young kids. Little C, and I have been talking about where certain facial features go, in relation to others, and we have been using new vocabulary words too. We used the words above, between, beside, and below a lot during this exercise.
Yes, you do have to pay a fee to use Twinkl resources, but if you choose the monthly fee, you could have access to a wide variety of educational resources for kids of all ages, for the price of a fast food take out meal. Twinkl also has dozens of other story stones to choose from, I think we are going to do The Very Hungry Caterpillar story stones next.