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.

    Mason Jar Aquarium Lampshade

    Mason Jar Aquarium Lampshade

     

  7. DIY Lego Mason Jar Aquarium

    A unique cool Lego-themed mason jar aquariums to add some decoration to a room. You need a lego mini-figure for this project. Even without the fishes, this will excite your kids when making one.

    Lego Mason Jar Aquarium

    Lego Mason Jar Aquarium

     

  8. Light Up Mini Aquarium Mason Jar Tutorials

    Make this cute faux aquarium where u don’t have to worry about the fishes dying. This craft is easy to make and there is no maintenance required. You can customize them with “treasures” such as gems, seashells, small pebbles,  glitter and gold coins!

    DIY Light Up Aquarium

    DIY Light Up Aquarium

     

  9. DIY Aquarium – Artificial Fsh Tank (Youtube Tutorial)

    Make this fun craft project! It’s easy and fast so the kids can also have a go at this! It makes such a nice child’s room decor or a desktop ornament. Add some sand at the bottom and your favorite sea creatures and get crafting!

    DIY Aquarium

    DIY Aquarium

     

  10. How to Make Under the Sea Snow Globe Aquariums

    If you are planning an “Under the Sea” themed party for your kids then this is the perfect mason jar craft for you. All you need is empty baby jars prepped for the project with few small sea creatures. They will make great party favors at the most reasonable prices.

    Mini Snow Globe Aquariums

    Mini Snow Globe Aquariums

     

  11. How to make an Aquarium In A Jar

    This cool aquairum really livens up the room. A good idea for someone’s office desk, window seal or a kids room

    Toy Fish Tank

    Toy Fish Tank

     

  12. Mini Jello Aquariums for Kids (DeSsert)

    This easy dessert recipe is inspired by Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory. Make this yummy mini jello aquarium, as inspired by Dory and her under the sea friends! These desserts are yummy,  super easy (and super fun) to make.

    Make your Own Aquarium

    Make your Own Aquarium

     

Even without a real fish, these aquariums and mini fish tanks are cool to look at and are good decoration for your room. I hope you have fun making yours, do share your creations with us.

 

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