How to Make a Rock Sculpture

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Rock sculptures that seem to defy gravity are easier to create than you may think. Choose rocks in a variety of shapes and sizes, then use a common natural substance to help you balance them in eye-catching ways. Turn the sculpture-making session into a game for kids, who may enjoy the challenge of creating the tallest sculpture or the one using the most rocks.

Things You'll Need

  • Rocks
  • Sand


  1. Find a flat rock for your base.

  2. Place a pile of sand on the rock.

  3. Carefully balance another rock on the sand. This rock can be any shape as long as it has a bit of flat surface on the top.

  4. Blow away any sand that remains between the rocks to make it appear as if the rocks are balancing end to end.

  5. Continue stacking rocks and sand until the rock sculpture is as tall as you want it.

  6. Leave your rock sculpture in a visible public place for passers-by to marvel at.



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