Activity DesignerTina Pearson
My kids have been begging me for a pet, so I came up with one that can travel with us and doesn't require feeding! It's clean, too and the kids love him! This mini aquarium is tons of fun and really easy to make. I just hope it saves us from getting a puppy any time soon!
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Gather all ingredients. We used some colorful shells that we had lying around, but you could also add aquarium rocks, glass gems, or other decorations to make your mini aquarium more interesting. We had to re-do our projects because we didn't wash our shells prior to using them and ended up with cloudy water. The second time, we soaked our shells overnight and then they worked perfectly.
Once the water was in, we added 1 drop of blue food coloring. It was exciting for my son to watch the food coloring dissolve into the water. Our color ended up being a little darker than we wanted so I poured some out and he poured in some more clear water. I would recommend coloring your water in a separate cup first and then pouring it into the jar.