This Sea Shell Fish In an Aquarium Craft is gorgeous enough to hang on your wall! Gather big and small sea shells to put together this easy craft!
Have you been on a beach holiday recently? One of the best parts of beach holidays in my childhood was walking along the shores, gathering cute sea shells and then washing off the sand. Once we reached home, it was time to proudly display them on the shelf if they were big, or in a jar if they were small.
We’ve decided to recreate those memories by using those shells in a craft – a sea shell fish! These little fish are absolutely adorable, and they’re very easy to make. If you have multiple kids, let each one make a fish so that the aquarium turns out to be a collaborative project!
Sea Shell Fish In an Aquarium Craft
List of Supplies:
- White paper plate
- Large smooth sea shells
- Tiny sea shells of assorted shapes
- Craft foam in different colors – plain and glitter
- Googly eyes
- Tack Its
- Paints and brush
How to make the Sea Shell Fish In an Aquarium Craft:
1. Let’s get the background ready first. Paint the bottom part of the paper plate yellow to resemble sand. Cover almost half the plate.
2. Paint the remaining part of the plate blue for the water. Let the paint dry while we make the fish.
3. Paint the large sea shells in colors of your choice. You can either go for one solid color or make it two-tone.
4. While the shells are drying, cut out the fish tail and fins from glitter foam. Choose colors to match or complement the shell colors.
5. To assemble the fish, stick the tail and fin to the appropriate places using tack its. Then stick on a googly eye.
6. Make more fish in as many colors as you like.
7. Cut out sea weed shapes from plain green craft foam. Once the paper plate is completely dry, stick these shapes on the plate using tack its or glue.
8. Arrange the small shells and the fish in their right places and attach them with tack its. Your aquarium is complete!
Isn’t it fun to use all kinds of materials to make crafts? If you enjoyed making this shell fish craft, you may also like to try out our quilled fish, pipe cleaner fish, Origami fish or our chalk marker fish art. Yes, that’s a lot of fish themed arts and crafts, so the kids are going to be occupied this weekend!