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Rockin' Garden | Nature Crafts

Rockin' Garden

Total Time Needed: 30 Minutes or less

This tabletop Zen rock garden lets kids display a collection of souvenirs from their summer travels.


  • Shoe box lid
  • Sand
  • Rocks
  • Fine-point permanent marker
  • Plastic fork


Rockin' Garden - Step 1

1. Fill a shoe box lid with sand. During each

2. outing, have your child collect a small, distinctive rock, then use a fine-point

3. permanent marker to label it with the date and place he found it. Arrange the rocks in the lid and use a trimmed plastic fork to rake pleasing patterns in the sand.