Advertisement

Mason Jar Aquarium


Materials

  • Mason jar with lid
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Plastic plants
  • Plastic toy fish
  • Fishing line
  • Food coloring
  • Sewing needle
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Hot glue a plastic plant to the bottom of the inside of the mason jar. 
  2. Add a handful or two of aquarium gravel until the bottom of the jar is completely covered.
  3. An adult should take a sewing needle and hold it over an open flame for just a few seconds. Then, puncture a small hole into the top fin of one of your plastic fish. This is done so that you can thread fishing line through it. Thread the fishing line through the hole in the toy fish. Measure out your fishing line to make sure your fish hangs at the desired height. 
  4. Place a small dot of hot glue on the bottom of your mason jar lid, and set a loop of the fishing line in the glue. Put another dot of glue on top of the loop to secure it. Once the glue is dried, cut off any excess fishing line. Now the fish hangs from the lid.
  5. Fill your mason jar with colored water. 
  6. Place the hanging fish inside the jar, and screw on the lid.

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

01 Jul 2017


By Madeline Rathle

Recent Articles more articles

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

in Family Life, Mari Walker

I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time.

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

in Family Life, Crafts and Cooking, Party, Mari Walker

Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.

Spring Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life, Local News

East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials for safe disposal at the upcoming Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 18.

Experience BIG fun in our Social Skills Summer Camps!

in Sponsored Content

As the school year ends and summer begins, your children will find themselves in a variety of new social environments–camps, playgrounds, beaches and family or friends' houses, to name a few. 

Featured Listings more listings

Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy

in Private Schools

Hope Academy utilizes proven research-based techniques that are tempered with care and customized to meet the unique requirements of the individual student.

St. Joseph's Academy

in Private Schools

St. Joseph’s Academy is a Catholic, college-preparatory school serving girls in grades 9-12. This National Blue Ribbon School was founded in 1868 by the Sisters of St. Joseph and provides faith development, academic excellence and personal growth.

Dunham School, The

in Private Schools

The Dunham School is Baton Rouge's leading college-preparatory school serving students in PreK3-12th grade. As an independent, non-denominational Christian school, Dunham is committed to educating students in mind, body, and spirit.

Advertisement
Newsletter