During a recent trip to the pet supply store my children spotted the small bowls with beta fish in them. After 5 minutes of pleading and begging I finally got them out of the store without the fish. Whew!
So I decided to do this craft at home to make up for not buying the fish. You will need a plastic berry container (this one is for strawberries), scissors, colored paper, tape, and crayons.
Draw a few fish and ocean creatures on the paper and let your child color them. I drew some waves and let my daughter color those as well.
Now you just need to cut the sea creatures and waves out. Next you will tape the waves upside down to the lid.
Make sure you tape the waves to both sides of the lid, similar to this.
Using transparent tape, hang the sea creatures from the bottom. You will want to be sure to hang them on both sides, too.
Now close the lid and you have a fun little aquarium that can hold up to the curiosities of a toddler.
It is fun to watch them open it up and explore the small little world you just created.
My kids carried their aquariums around for days. I didn’t have to feed them or change the water. That is an extra good craft in my book.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.