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DIY Toy Mini fish Aquarium for kids

Easy DIY instructions for a mini fish aquarium for kids. It’s an easy project for a faux fish bowl or jar for kids to make.   It’s a toy aquarium and not for real fish.
 
toy aquarium, mini fish aguarium

 

My friend and I volunteered to be in charge of crafts at Vacation Bible School at our little Church.  The theme this year is under the sea so we racked our brains to come up with children fish craft.  We did find this one little craft on Pinterest and we loved the idea except most of the little toy aquariums were in mason jars.  I was concerned about handing children a glass jar so we continued to look for a safer alternative. 

 

faux fish bowl, supplies for a faux fish aquarium

 

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So we combed our little craft store and found a perfect little plastic bottle that little hands could hold and was unbreakable.    This DIY Mini Fish Aquarium is an easy little craft that children can make.    You could also go ahead and put it in a mason jar because  I have now found plastic Mason Jars on Amazon that would also be perfect. 

Aren’t these sweet little fishes?   Except for the shark, not sure about the shark.   But I bet he will be adopted and loved in any toy aquarium.  We found several fishes at Hobby Lobby and a few on Amazon.   Just make sure if you buy any, they will fit into the jars you choose.

 

toy aquarium, supplies needed for a toy aguarium

There are so so many ways to make this  fish aquarium for kids, so use your own creativity with your fishes, plants and gravel.    And one of the most awesome things is that fish in this little aquarium never need to be  feed. 

 

How to make a mini fish aquarium for kids:

Supplies needed:

 

Directions: 

  • Use a funnel and pour gravel into the jar
  • Add some plastic plants
  • Tie the fish of your choice with enough of the fishing line to hold the fish at a desirable level.     (By using the 2 lb line, the line will almost completely disappear in the bowl)
  • Add one drop of blue food coloring in 2 cups of water, fill jar with the blued water
  • Place fish in bowl using the fishing line, screw on lid
  • Tie remaining fishing line to the top of jar, hiding under the lid, cut off extra line.

 

 

If you enjoyed making this fun Toy Aquarium then see these other crafts:

 
 

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Mini Faux Fish Aquarium

Easy DIY instructions for a mini fish aquarium for kids. It’s an easy project for a faux fish bowl or jar for kids to make a toy aquarium.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: faux fish bowl, fish aquarium for kids, mini fish aquarium, toy aquarium
Servings: 1
Author: Evelyn
Cost: $6

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Instructions

  • Use a funnel and pour gravel into the jar
  • Add some plastic plants
  • Tie the fish of your choice with enough of the fishing line to hold the fish at a desirable level. (By using the 2 lb line, the line will almost completely disappear in the bowl)
  • Add one drop of blue food coloring in 2 cups of water, fill jar with the blued water
  • Place fish in bowl using the fishing line, screw on lid
  • Tie remaining fishing line to the top of jar, hiding under the lid, cut off extra line.


 

 

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gin

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

Oh my!! This is so adorable. Every little kid would sure love this. Thank you for sharing.