12 DIY Mason Jar Aquarium Ideas for Kids


Mason Jar Aquarium DIY

Aquariums add an interesting addition to your interiors in-home or office. But maintaining real fishes can be an expensive and time-consuming affair. If you have kids who ask for a new pet repeatedly, then a fun alternative is to set up a fake aquarium. Mason jar aquariums will give you the look you want without the work or the responsibility of keeping live creatures healthy. This DIY project is a fun craft for kids, who can use their creativity to make small realistic fish tanks with mason jars.

Also See: How to Make Your Own Fish Tank Coffee Table

Supplies needed for the project;

  1. Mason Jars with metal lids, Plastic Mason Jars for young kids.
  2. Food Color, Glitters, Glycerine
  3. Toy Fishes, Plastic plants
  4. Aquarium gravel/stones
  5. Water

How to Make Mason Jar Toy Fish Tank at Home

*Note: This mason jar aquarium is not suitable for live fish or animals. It’s for pretend play only.

  1. Mason Jar Aquarium DIY

    Make these cute real looking aquariums by adding small pebble rocks, plastic plants, toy animals to a mason jar of blue water. You need some simple supplies like a mason jar (whatever size you like), toy fish, blue food color for the water, and other embellishments like glitters, stones, etc. Kids will love to make this mini aquarium and keep them on their bedside. They will love taking care of their fish without the fuss!

    Mason Jar Aquarium

    Mason Jar Aquarium

     

  2. Faux Mason Jar Aquarium for Kids

    This colorful little mason jar aquarium is a budget-friendly and cute addition to your kid’s bookshelf. It’s easy to make a craft with no maintenance being the plus point. This linked tutorial has some used mermaid figurines, faux animal, etc. added to the jar, you can add any faux fishes, animals as per your discretion. These handmade jars will make perfect party favors for kids theme birthday parties.

    Mason Jar Aquarium DIY

    Mason Jar Aquarium DIY

     

  3. How to Make Aquarium from Mason Jar

    A little food coloring, shells, gravel, and sea creatures and corals is everything you need to make your own aquarium in a mason jar.

    Fake Mason Jar Fish Tank

    Fake Mason Jar Fish Tank

     

  4. Homemade Mason Jar Fish Tank Craft

    How to Make Mason JAr Aquarium

    How to Make Mason JAr Aquarium

     

  5. Fake Mason Jar Sea Aquarium/ Fish Tank

    Kids will love making this magnificent mason jar sea aquarium on their own. This tutorial has added sea-shells, stones. a tiny starfish, some sea animals, and some plants to give it the perfect underwater effect. You can pain the lid of the jar and customize it with names when used as giveaways or party favors.

    Mason Jar Fish Tank

    Mason Jar Fish Tank

     

  6. DIY Mason Jar Aquarium Lampshade for Kids

    With just a few basic supplies you can create a real looking, DIY fish aquarium lamp. Create a beautiful marine terrarium bottled in a mason jar and decorate it with plants and aquatic fishes. Once the jar is ready, placing the lamp adapter to it is easy, as explained in the directions of the linked tutorial. The fun part is the fishes jiggle, and are moving every time you move the lamp giving it a real effect.

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