If you wish you were on holiday you can pretend you are by the sea with this activity! Follow our step-by-step guide and create a cardboard aquarium with fish that move in the water. It’s simple and the result is very pretty!
You will need
- Coloured paper
- Felt tip pens
- Nylon thread
Gather the necessary materials. A white shoebox works best.
Paint the inside of the box turquoise blue or line with blue coloured paper.
Cut seaweed and coral of different shapes and colours from the coloured paper.
Glue the seaweed and coral onto the bottom of the aquarium to create your background.
Draw outlines of fish on to the coloured paper. You can leave them plain or decorate with felt tip pens.
Cut out the fish and then make a small hole at the top of each fish using the thumbtack. Thread the nylon thread through the hole to allow you to hang the fish up.
Using the thumbtack, poke holes in the top of the shoebox. You will need two holes side by side for each fish.
Hang the fish from the top of the box, at different heights with the nylon thread.
It’s nearly ready!
Add pebbles, sand or shells to the bottom of the aquarium and it’s finished!