Summer is almost here and though our fingers are crossed for days filled with sun, I have a feeling that a few showers may rain on our plans from time to time. My youngest and I recently had fun creating an aquarium craft that would be perfect for those days spent inside!
Even if it isn’t raining, this would be a great project for a child’s birthday party or play date and is a great way to use up those bag loads of shells you’ve been collecting! It’s simple, creative and looks amazing on the wall!
- empty frame
- construction paper | Bristol board
- glue gun
Step 1 | Make the fish
Have the kids draw their under water creatures. We kept it easy with some basic fish cut outs using the construction paper. Draw some eyes, scales or whatever you like onto the fish.
Punch holes in the tops of the fish. Thread some string through the holes and fasten with a knot.
Step 2 | Make the seaweed
We then cut some squiggly pieces out of the harder Bristol board for seaweed. (We want the seaweed to stay upright in this project. The firmer paper works better for this.)
Step 3 | Glue
Apply glue to the top inside of the frame, grab the sea creatures that you just made and attach the top end of your string on the glue to create an underwater scene of choice so the fish hang down into the frame opening.
Fold the bottom part of your seaweed up about a ¼ inch (or to size of your frame’s ledge) to make a tab. Apply glue to the bottom inside of frame and press the seaweed tabs onto the glue.
Glue shells around the outside of frame to further decorate your aquarium.
Step 4 | Enjoy
Hang your creation on the wall for an adorable playroom or child’s room display!
We’d love to see how your aquariums turn out, so tag us @leframeshoppe.com on Instagram!
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