Quick, easy and relatively mess free activity that is suitable for kids of all ages. The older the child the more creative they can get with creating the marine life! little kids will have fun helping to stick the fish on with tape, let their imaginations lead the way!


  • 1 Small CardBoard Box
  • 3 Sheets of coloured Paper (Blue, Green, Yellow)
  • 1 Roll of sticky Tape
  • 1 Glue Stick
  • 1 Coloured paper or cardboard scraps
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 2 Green Pipe Cleaners


  1. Cut blue paper into vertical strips leaving 2CM uncut along the top. Tape this to the upper inside of your box, with strips hanging down.
  2. Cut various shapes from coloured paper and cardboard such as fish, jellyfish, seaweed or treasure chests. Tape or glue them to the blue streamers.
  3. Poke holes in the bottom of the box and thread pipe cleaners up, twisting to make seaweed leaves.


Great way to promote recycling and develop fine motor skills.

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  • I’m sure we made these at school when I was a kid. What a fun project to do with the kids.


  • So fun. Add some random little objects behind the water and you’ve got a game where your child has to guess what the object is.


  • use old bath toys as well. makes a great project. Thank you.


  • That looks so impressive, using the most basic of items that most of us have laying around. Looking forward to creating this


  • A great raining day activity to use up old boxes


  • Looks wonderful! Cereal box worked great


  • Great looking and so very creative. I love this and what it does for children’s imagination.


  • Easy to make, very colourful and I’m excited to tell my young ones about this activity so thanks.


  • This is beautiful. We are excited for this one.


  • Beautiful project well done


  • They would have fun making plays with it


  • Lovely school holiday project, watch finding Nemo first to give inspiration.

    • That is a great idea to watch a movie first


  • Such a cute idea. Kids will love to make this one. Thank you


  • This is nice. I remember a similar craft project with my daughter.


  • Great little school holiday activity. Need projects to keep the kids busy and occupied


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