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Ziplock Garden or Aquarium

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

Approximate Time 10 minutes


  • snack size plastic ziploc bag
  • colored hair gel (cheapest)
  • foam or sponge pieces


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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