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Paper Plate Aquarium

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If you're not allowed your own pet fish, here's a way you can have all the sea creatures you want without having to feed anyone or clean any tanks. Grab two paper plates and you can make a great little aquarium.



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Time: 20 minutes
Age: 5-10s, Over 10s
Level: Medium

Materials
2 Paper Plates
1 Plastic Sleeve
Coloured Paper or Cards
Scissors
Sticky Tape
PVA Glue or a Glue Gun



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Method
Start by cutting a circular hole in the middle of one of your paper plates.



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Cut a square out the plastic sleeve, and stick it inside the paper plate (on the side you'd usually eat off).



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Cut out blue paper, and stick it on the other plate (on the side you'd eat off).

Draw a couple of pieces of coral, cut them out and stick them onto the blue paper.



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Draw and cut out a few other sea creatures. We used fish, a starfish, and a jellyfish. But you can use any creatures you like as long as you can draw them.



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Cut several strips of card, and make accordion folds. Stick one side to each of your sea creatures using tape.



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Put a bit of sticky tape to the other side, and attach the sea creatures to your background. The accordion folds will make them stick out. and give your aquarium more of a 3D effect.



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Finally use some glue (we used a glue gun, but you can use PVA glue) and stick the two sides of your 'aquarium' together.



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If you like sea creatures, why not check out a few other cool craft ideas:

Show us what your aquariums look like.

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#Underwater
#Sea Creatures
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#Papercraft
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Medium
#Under The Sea
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