I love the idea of having an aquarium that never needs the water cleaned or the, um, fish flushed.
For years, Kaitlyn's favourite fish was named "Alfred". It wasn't until she was about 16 that we finally broke the news to her that over the years there had been many, many Alfreds. Yup... that's why he shrank sometimes! Lol.
- paint (blue for the inside and whatever colour you want for the outside)
- small stones
- shells (or shell-shaped dry pasta noodles)
- cereal box
- green pipe cleaner
- fish colouring page (see bottom of this page for the template or draw your own)
- three wiggly eyes (optional)
- First, make a rectangle cut out from the face of the cereal box.
- Then, paint the inside blue (for water) and the outside the colour of your choice.
- Next, spread the brown clay or paint the bottom …
- … and a little up the sides of the inside of the cereal box to look like sand.
- Now add some extra clay to the corners of the inside of the box to stick your pipe cleaners in to make seaweed.
- You can add shells as well or paint dried pasta shaped like shells and add those instead.
- Next, colour and cut out the fish on the colouring page,
- Glue wiggly eyes to the large fish or draw eyes on with a marker.
- Attach a string to the large fish and hung them from the top of the inside of the box.
- I glued the rest to the inside.
- For a finishing touch I added some stones to the bottom.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
Template - Fish for the Aquarium: (B&W)