We collected various rocks on our way down the hill from the garden. (There is no shortage of rocks in our world.) Then we found a can of red spray paint and painted them on one side.
This step involved getting every bit of the rock painted - a perfect job for a perfectionist.
So we decided we had better turn them over and get the other side. We were patient enough to wait (more or less) until the first side was dry and then sprayed the other side.
We decided this deception we were practicing on the birds would be more effective if we added some other color to the rocks.
The finished product really did look a lot like strawberries.
Final step - strategically place them in the rows of strawberries:
They might not fool everyone, but we are hoping they at least fool something with a bird brain.