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Back-to-School Activities


Autumn Treasure Box

Display nature's treasures with this back-to-school activity!

What You'll Need:

  • Clear plastic utility box with separate compartments and clear lid
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pebbles
  • Dried seed husks
  • Dried berries
  • Other found nature treasures

Step 1: With different colors, lightly paint the squares of each compartment of a plastic utility box and set aside.

Step 2: While you are waiting for the paint to dry, go on a nature walk and collect small treasures to put in each compartment. Look for unusual pebbles, seeds, and dried berries or leaves. Try to get an assortment of shapes and colors.

Step 3: Then arrange your treasures in the painted box in a pleasant display.

Step 4: Set the box on a windowsill so light can shine through. The paint will make the box look like stained glass.

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