Rock Box

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If your child likes collecting rocks, this craft not only lets you decorate with your latest finds from outside, but also gives your tot a place to store future treasures!

In the morning, I showed Travis the plain wooden box I had purchased (from Creative Hobbies) and asked him if he wanted to fill it with treasures. Of course the answer was yes!

It was a cold, gray morning, but that didn’t deter my little rock hunter. We headed out to our building’s courtyard to select some special rocks to take home.

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If it’s not too snowy in your area, head along a local nature path and see what treasures you find, not necessarily just rocks.

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Once home, we sorted our collection, and selected the smaller rocks to glue to the top of the box.

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As always, Travis loved squeezing glue, but pressing on the rocks was the novel part here, so much bigger than the objects we normally glue down.

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I left the box to dry overnight, and then pulled out the paints the next morning.

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We used a combination of silver and purple, giving our rock box a glittery, space age-y feel. Travis was very intrigued with how it felt to paint over the bumpy rocks, and loved covering every surface of the treasure chest.

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Once dry, it was time to store our remaining rocks inside! What treasures does your child like to collect? Please share in the comments.

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