Step One: Using acrylic paint, we painted a sandy base in a little glass jar. We used baby food jars as they cost about 50p. Leave your pot to dry.
Step Two: When dry, we cut a rectangle of sparkly card to fit the back of the jar. We trimmed it to fit as a background to the aquarium and secured it in place with Bostick tape discs [which are now my favourite adhesive ever for the boys since they only use a little circle at a time and they don’t keep asking me to cut them a strip of sellotape].
Step Three: We cut up pieces of cellophane to look like seaweed and snipped a little sponge, then chose some shells and a bit of glitter to place into our ocean aquarium.
Step Four: Finally we stuck some fish stickers inside and outside of the jar to create our little aquarium.
The ocean aquariums were so simple to do, and so much fun – and the morning after, we discovered you could use them as an egg cup too!
We’re looking forward to next month – let us know if you create any of these, we would love to see!