I love craft's with rocks. They are cheap and I got plenty of them. Lily and I picked out several rocks and spray painted them red. It did take two or three coats to get a nice bright red. We did not bother to clean them first, since they were only dirty on the bottom. I bet you can tell which one was Max's rock. The girls wanted to "fix it" because it was the "perfect" shaped rock. I wouldn't let them near it. I love it. He even colored the bottom of it.
After they were dry we used a sharpie to draw a think line on the short side of the rock about 2/3rds of the way up. Then another thick line from the center of that line back over the body. Draw in the polka dots around the body.
We used a silver marker to draw the eyes and a Sharpie to draw the pupil. I sprayed clear coat over one of them but it made the eyelashes I had drawn on run, so we scratched that idea. The rocks may fade with time but that will just add interest to them.
Cost - 100% free
Everything we used to make these we already had
Does this count as upcycling? And did I even spell that right?