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Making a Ziplock Garden or Aquarium

This is a guide about making a ziplock garden or aquarium. Ziplock gardens or aquariums are a fun project to make with your children. They are a great activity for imaginative play and for developing fine motor skills.


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December 28, 20070 found this helpful

Quick, cheap, and easy kid craft for those rainy days or anytime.

Approximate Time 10 minutes



Take small snack size baggie (I used larger as that is what I had). Fill up with a little bit of hair gel. I used green as I was doing a garden. Add pre-cut flowers and, there you go, a portable squeezable garden.

If you have boys, cut out frogs shapes, etc. or use blue gel and do an underwater theme with fish.

Note: use foam or sponge shapes as little toys have sharp edges and could puncture the bag.

By Carol from MA

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 12, 20080 found this helpful

What a fantastic and very simple idea! I would suggest gluing it closed though, so that you don't end up with a gooey mess. This would be great for during church or other meetings where a quiet toy is needed.

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By guest (Guest Post)
April 26, 20080 found this helpful

I thought this was a great idea! I host a club every year and each year it has a different theme and last year it was ocean themed so i did you project. The kids really liked it.

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