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DIY Windowsill Pond

Team GCM member, Gift, shows you how to put together your own tiny pond in a jar! Get ready to see tiny critters and learn all about them!


  • Large Jar
  • Windowsill with sun
  • Gloves
  • Magnifying glass or phone camera
  • Microscope optional


  • Find a pond or a body of freshwater 
  • Scoop up mud and water into your jar. Make sure to do this during the daytime with a grownup, being near freshwater shores at night could potentially lead to crossing paths with an alligator!
  • Seal your jar with a lid
  • Set your jar on a windowsill 
  • Observe your jar every day. What do you see? 

Team GCM Creators: Gift