Mason Jar Aquarium

By: Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda
Mason Jar Aquarium
Mason Jar Aquarium

"Kids can create their own make-believe fish aquarium using a plastic mason jar. These darling mason jar aquariums make great bedroom decorations, and with the addition of submersible lights, make fun night lights too! Less mess and maintenance than a real fish tank, these mini aquariums are fun to make and look awesome. Kids can pick aquarium plants in their favorite colors and decide on fun fish or even a mermaid. The sky is the limit!"

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Materials List

  • 16- ounce plastic mason jar with lid
  • Filtered water tap water works, but may be cloudy
  • Plastic aquarium plants
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Plastic fish and/or figurines like mermaids
  • Seashells starfish, etc
  • Submersible candle lights optional, if you want these to be night lights
  • Blue food coloring optional
  • E6000 glue
  • Scissors

NotesPlease visit Crafts by Amanda for the full tutorial!

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