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Layer Loot in a Jar | Backyard Nature Crafts

Layer Loot in a Jar

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

With this classic keepsake, at the end of the summer you'll have a sentimental — and sedimentary — time line of your travels.


  • Large, lidded glass jar (we found ours at Target for about $6)
  • Nature objects from summer trips
  • Sticker tags
  • Marker


  1. In the glass jar, layer your nature finds from trips to the lake, shore, or anywhere you've scooped up sand, shells, or stones. Using sticker tags, label each addition: Martha's Vineyard, Lake George, or even a favorite neighborhood park.