Create a miniature underwater world with a paper plate and colorful paper, adding puffed rice to the bottom for a textured touch on this paper plate aquarium.
This time Lil P wanted an underwater scene. I had lots of ideas.. but then I forgot that I was dealing with 4-5 year old and that I had only an hour and a half. I also wanted to keep the painting part to a minimum and have more pasting activities. So we made an
Paper Plate Aquarium Fish Diorama
Materials used –
- Large Paper plate
- Foam sheet for the fish
- Blue & yellow acrylic paint
- Foam stickers – Under the sea creatures .. Gifted to me by the awesome sands
- Crepe paper in green
- Puffed rice
- Stars (optional )
- Color the plate blue using acrylic color blue & a sponge
- Cut out a fish shape from the foam. Highlight with a black marker
- Paste on the center of the plate.
- Add the fish and other sea life that you’d like. We happened to have some ocean-themed foam stickers that we used to decorate our plates, but your child can create some from construction paper shells, sea creatures, puffed rice, green sea moss and stars.
- Color the fish in any pattern you like. We used our fingers to dab on the body.
The class as such went great. We had 9 kids this time. Quite a handful. Lil p had invited some friends from her school who came by this one time. I am having a class with a max of 6 kids + Lil p .
I cut up two yoga mats for the kids to sit on and bought a large plastic sheet to protect the floor. What I love about the yoga mats are that they are anti-skid and really easy to clean. Plus the kids love them.
The kids posing with their
Involve your sea-detective kids with this fun paper plate activity and make your very own aquarium on a paper plate! Teach your curious little ones about life in the deep blue sea once they complete this paper plate craft aquarium activity.