A fun thing to do in the garden is to paint various animals on rocks and place them strategically in various garden spots.
Step 1: Gather Your Rocks
The best rocks to use for this craft are very smooth "river rocks". Rocks that have been polished over time by eons of water rushing over them. The goal is to have a very smooth surface on which to paint. Semi-smooth rocks can be used, but will require more finese in the painting process. Try to pick rocks that resemble your cat, or mouse, or dog, etc.