I saw this crafty craft when watching Martha Stewart on demand! It brought back a few, very fond memories of when I was a little girl. One summer at day camp, I painted a rock to look like a lady bug, and I kept it for years. I loved that rock like it was alive, I would carry it around like a real pet, and I was very proud of it :) When I got a bit older I used it as a small paper weight on my desk.
The single stone rock pets are perfect for younger children, so fun, and they make for a quick and easy project too. This craft can turn into something to truly take pride in! This can be especially said for the little ones. You can even make paper habitats, or other props for the pets to live, and play in! Today, so many children's toys are too complicated, the simplicity of this craft is very attractive to me.