M, M and I spent an entire morning working on a homemade ocean aquarium. (I love an activity that inspires that amount of focus!). I was inspired by this simple interactive aquarium from Made by Joel.
what you need: cardboard box ~ box cutter ~ thread ~ washers ~ paint ~ markers ~ paper ~ ocean books
I cut holes in the side and the top to let light come in from the sides. I made a few slits for the sea life to hang. ** I was hoping that the fish would slide back and forth, but they don’t slide very well. I still love the slits because the kids are able to take the fish out and move them around easily.**
We sat down and looked through a couple of our ocean books. We talked about the colors that represented water. Little M choose green for the background.
Deciding how to hang the sea life was a challenge.
I tried a bent paper clip…it didn’t work at all!
I tried a button…that was better.
The washer was perfect! I love that I could tie the thread it two places so that our pieces hang nicely.
We added shells. I hot glued some, and Big M suggested we leave some that could be moved and rearranged. Such a great idea!
What all day projects have you been working on?
This post is a part of our OCEAN week.
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