How to Make a Rock Sculpture

How to Make a Rock Sculpture

This is a take on a project that we’ve done in Messy Makers where we’ve made sculptures using styrofoam as the base. This time we’re using rocks! All you need are:

-1 Medium Size Rock

-Pipe Cleaners

-Crafty materials to add to the sculpture. I use pom poms, foam pieces, feathers and colored pasta (you can purchase colored pasta or make your own, which is what I do.


First, wrap and twist the pipe cleaner around the rock, allowing the long ends to stick up.

Next, decorate the pipe cleaners with your crafty materials. Wrap a pipe cleaner around a pom pom or a feather. Thread a pipe cleaner through a piece of colorful pasta.

For the foam shapes, if the artist is a very young child (ages 3 or younger) an adult needs to take a pen or a pencil and poke a hole in the middle of the shape. My 5 year old was able to do it herself once I showed her how. Then the artist can thread the foam through the pipe cleaner.

Here’s Alice poking the hole in the foam shape.
Alice threading the foam shape onto the pipe cleaner.

And that’s it! You’ve made a Rock Sculpture! Yay!