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Craft a DIY Jar Aquarium to Bring the Ocean Wherever You Go

You’re going to love this sea-worthy craft – it’s a shore thing.

Camp Crafts · about 1 month ago

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Love the ocean but don’t live near the water? Recreate the vibrant beauty of the seafloor inside a jar at home and live out your mermaid fantasies with your best fish-friends by your side wherever you roam.

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What You’ll Need:

  • A transparent plastic jar

  • Small toy fish

  • Water beads

  • Rubber band

  • Blue food coloring

  • Filtered water

  • Paint markers

instructions

2. Don’t forget to decorate the sides of the container!

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3. Pour one teaspoon of beads into the container.

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4. Pour ⅔ of a cup of water into the container.

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5. Add a few drops of food coloring. Close the container and shake to mix.

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6. Wait 10-15 minutes for the water beads to expand.

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7. Open the container and add fish!

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