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What better way to explore sea life than with a life size aquarium! Children can walk in and explore the wonders of the deep all without ever getting wet!

Do you have a space under stairs that the children can walk or crawl into? This would be the perfect space for your aquarium. Ours was under a stair case that led up to a teachers loft.

 

Even if you do not have that kind of space that’s okay! You can always use an appliance box.

Space needed:

A corner area

Under stairs

Large appliance box

 
 

Fish and plants:

Tissue paper

Tape or stapler

String

Stencils

Card stock

Glitter

Glue

Directions:

Water

 

--  Lay out foil or wax paper

--  Allow children to finger paint using the blue, green and or white paint

--  Allow to dry

--  Attach to walls using tape

* We used one color and let allowed it to dry, and then used an additional color for a more realistic color effect.

* Foil adds a reflective quality for the water

Aquarium in a corner with windows

 

Use plastic wrap and paint as above

Tape to windows

 

Or

 

Use window paints

 

Water:

Blue, white, green paint

Wax paper, foil

Plastic wrap (optional)

 

 

Mermaid:

Butcher paper

Glitter

Glue

Markers, crayons, paint

 

 
 
 
 
 

Aquarium floor

--  Cut butcher paper to size

--  Paint a layer of glue on butcher paper

--  Sprinkle sand over glue

-- Add sea shells in various places on glue

-- Allow to dry

-- Attach to floor with duct tape

Aquarium ceiling

 

Drape crepe paper

Or

Hang a green or blue sheet

Low from ceiling using fishing line

Aquarium floor:

Brown butcher paper

Sand (optional)

 
 
 
 

Miscellaneous:

Sea shells various sizes

Clear plastic string

Hole punch

Duct tape

Stencils of sea life (Extra large and normal size)

Plastic plants ( dollar store) 

Fish and plants

To make large stencils:

--  Photo copy stencils onto card stock (set zoom to desired size)

--  Cut out

--  Laminate (will last for a long time)

 

 Fish/Plants

--  Using stencils draw onto tissue paper or card stock

--  Cut out

--  Decorate

--  Punch one or two holes into tissue paper

* use tape to strengthen holes so string will not rip through it

--  Thread string through holes

--  Attach to ceiling or walls of “aquarium”

 

For stuffed fish

 

--  Place two pieces of the same size of tissue paper fish together

--  Tape or staple along edges leave on side open

--  Stuff using more tissue paper or face tissue

--  Tape or staple remaining edge

--  Decorate

--  Punch one or two holes into tissue paper

* use tape to strengthen holes so string will not rip through it

--  Thread string through holes

--  Attach to ceiling or walls of “aquarium

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