Shoebox Aquarium

Fun craft with kids.This fun easy craft for kids has the bonus of being educational as well as decorative.
What you need:
• Shoebox – any size
• String or thread
• Construction paper
•  Sea shells
• Stickers with ocean plants and animals (optional)
• Paint
• Glue
• A thumbtack or other small sharp tool to poke holes with
• Clear plastic sheet
What you do:
1. First paint the inside of the shoebox.
2. Now decorate the ocean with sea plants.
3. You can either cut these plants out of construction or other colored paper, print designs off a computer and cut them out, use stickers of ocean plants, or paint them directly on the inside walls of the shoebox ocean. If you cut them out, glue them inside the box with regular craft glue or a glue stick.
4. With the plants you can put other things that may be in the ocean like a sunken ship or a treasure chest. You can even add in some shells to give the aquarium a more realistic touch.
5. Now it’s time to put sea animals into the aquarium. Draw, print, or use stickers of animals that will live in your aquarium. You can put in fish, sea horses, and any other animals.
6. To add the sea animals, poke a small hole in the top center of the animal and thread some string through the hole.
7. Tie a knot so the animal doesn’t slip off the string. Next poke a hole anywhere through the top of the shoebox. Thread the string up through this hole and tie a knot in the end outside the box.
8. Repeat these steps with as many items as you want and help your child turn this easy craft for kids idea into a whole ocean neighborhood.
9. Tape the plastic sheet from behind the shoebox lid.
10. Enjoy the aquarium